Remotely manage Hyper-V on Vista Using Management Console

With the Hyper-V Manager Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in for Windows Vista you can now manage your Hyper-V servers on your network.

If you have Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Ultimate  either on x86 and x64 versions, you may install this MMC thru this windows update links:

Hyper-V Remote Management Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB952627)

Hyper-V Remote Management Update for Windows Vista for x86-based Systems (KB952627)

Note: I have a Vista 64 and my samples and screenshots are for Vista 64

You may need to validate if you are using a Genuine Windows Vista, Click Continue

After the validation, you will now be able to Download the update, click Download to begin.

Download and Run the downloaded .msi file.


When you run the .msi file it would search for updates and prompt you if you want to install, click OK



After installing click close, there you may now find the Hyper-V manager on your administrative tools!

To use the hyper-v Manager, just run the .msc (double click the icon)


then right click the hyper-v manager icon on the left hand corner of the tree view then select Connect to Server…

or you can go to Action, Connect to Server…

A prompt would appear, choose Another Computer, type the Computer Name or IP address of the Server Running the Hyper-V. (You may also navigate by clicking Browse…)

There ya go! Your simple remote hyper-V administration!

Note : If you have any error like this

Allow these folks (vmconnect) thru your, the MMC and the WMI


or we can use our ever favorite cmd prompt, we need to elevate (run as administrator) our permissions then run this two commands.

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)" new enable=yes

netsh firewall add allowedprogram program=%windir%\system32\mmc.exe name="Microsoft Management Console"


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I'm John and in the daytime I am the Chief Technology Officer of VFTS.NET - a consulting firm that specializes on development and deployment of business solutions created with .NET framework on Windows platform and Windows infrastructure projects. I am a core member of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and I regularly conduct technical sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. I am a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Cloud and Datacenter Management Technical Expertise but away from any keyboard I spend hours reading books, travel, explore, and being busy with my dog named Floppy.

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