Home-lab Manage Hyper-V Core with Windows Admin Center

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Hyper-V dynamic memory management gives very flexible and efficient way to manage windows based virtual machines. It is free but only problem with Hyper-V server is lack of GUI and installation of RSAT based tools need a lot of effort to make it work .

Install Hyper-V (in this example Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019 is used)on your hardware and do tie initial configuration for IP and Remote Desktop Access. Download Windows Admin Center Unlimited Trial from here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-admin-center. Copy the downloaded file to a usb flash and plug that flash in newly installed Hyper-V Host.

Windows Admin Center Main Page will open for the Hyper-V Server showing the Server Information as below

From right pane scroll down and select the Virtual Machines and Select Inventory to create the Virtual Machine.

To connect a virtual machine console Click more and download RDP file .

Originally published at https://affan.info on June 26, 2020.

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