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Hyper-V Server: add "read only" users for Hyper-V Manager

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Microsoft Virtual ServerWindows Server 2008
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We have over a dozen Hyper-V 2008 R2 Servers (standalone, not Server Core or OS role) in our organization.  Love it!  Great stuff.

That said, the management of Hyper-V Server leaves a bit to be desired at times.  To be specific, how can I create "read only" users that can user Hyper-V Manager to connect to our corp Hyper-V Servers, but only to see which virtual instances are running?  In other words, user JSmith might have full-control over HVcorp1 server (local admin on that server), but only read-access to the HVcorp4 server.  Is this possible?  Can they simply be assigned to a local group on the HVcorp4 server -- such as the "users" group?

I found this Technet article which explains some of this functionality, but the process seems unnecessarily laborious.

Isn't there a better way??  If so, how?



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