does hyper-v management console cost money

i just purchased windows 2008 r2 enterprise. i plan on using hyper-v. the management console, does it cost anything to use?
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Windows 2008 R2 has the full GUI console available locally. The Hyper-V management console can also be run remotely under Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 to manage both Windows 2008(/R2) and Hyper-V Server 2008(/R2). There is no license fee to use it. There is a version of the Hyper-V management console available on Windows 2008 SP2 and Vista and it supports most, but not all of the R2 features. To load the Hyper-V management console under Vista or Windows 7, load the appropriate Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT). I personally do most of my Hyper-V management from my workstation because it is easier than making an RDP session to a server to use an administrative tool.

A correction to brain_box, System Center Virtual Machine Manager is not free. Hyper-V Server 2008/R2 is completely free and does not have an evaluation period. There is an evaluation version of Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise available for download.
No. Both SCVMM server and Admin Console will be available to you free of cost. In fact Hyper-V server is not part of 2088 R2. Visit for more details.
On a different note, if you buy just the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 , it will cost you after the evaluation period.

Hyper-V is part of Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 and the Hyper-V console is built-in to OS.

However, there is a totally free Hyper-V product called Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and it can be downloaded from Microsoft:

The free version has limited functionality on console administration while the Windows Server 2008 R2 has full functionality.
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