Installing a Microsoft Hyper-V server is simple enough, but what to do once you have installed? The pieces fall into place once you can figure out where download/install/enable the Hyper-V Manager. This is the interface you will need to use in a small implementation to manage and create your virtual machines on your Hyper-V server.

In Windows 7, go to Control Panel/Programs/Programs and Features, and click on “Turn Windows features on or off.”

This will bring up the Windows Features window, where you can check/uncheck features that you want to enable/disable.

Check the Hyper-V Tools box to enable the Hyper-V Manager.

Note: The Hyper-V Manager mmc plugin can also be found in the Remote Administration software for Windows 7/Vista. Further information can found on the Microsoft website.