Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hyper-V - user can't see any virtual machines

Problem
When a user logs into hyper-v they don't see any virtual machines

Solution
This is because they don't have permission unless they're in an admin group. Here's the concise steps, see the link below for longer instructions.  
  1. Start->type mmc.exe, start mmc.exe
  2.  File -> Add / Remove Snap-in
  3. Authorization Manager -> Add -> OK
  4. Action -> Open Authorization Store
  5. Choose XML File  -> copy and paste this in the address bar C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\InitialStore.xml
  6. OK
  7. Expand store -> expand Hyper-V services -> click Role Assignemtns -> click Administrator
  8. Right-click in the area on the right, click "Assign Users and Groups"
  9. Add the person you want
  10. Click OK



 References

1. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2008/01/17/allowing-non-administrators-to-control-hyper-v.aspx

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