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Microsoft virtual machine with Windows 7 pro

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I tried to install Hyper-v on Windows 7, which Microsoft offers as an update for Pro and Ultimate only, I tried following the steps from this link: https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/11890/How-To-install-and-configure-HyperV-manager-on-Win7-machine.html . I installed the update. Will I now able to use microsoft's virtual machines? I was only able to get to the " sconfig.cmd in the command prompt" step in the article. Do I need to follow the other steps in order to use the Microsoft virtual machine?



Download the Remote Server Administration Tools (Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate only)

    On your Windows 7 Download the correct version of the tool from
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=7887

   There is a 32 bit (Windows6.1-KB958830-x86-RefreshPkg.msu) version and a 64 bit (Windows6.1-KB958830-x64-RefreshPkg.msu)

   Install the application.

Create the same administrator user on your Windows 7 and Hyper-V node


On windows 7 create an administrator user: Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove user accounts.

On hyper-v create the same user with the same password

Open the Hyper-V Server Configuration by typing sconfig.cmd in the command prompt  

option 3: Add Local Administartor

Make some changes on the Hyper-V node to adjust the firewall

Open a command prompt and type netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off
open a powershell and execute

winrm set winrm/config/client `@`{TrustedHosts=`"`*`"`}

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Adjust the hostfiles of the Hyper-V and Windows 7

In Windows 7
    Open in Notepad the file C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
    add following 10.100.x.y <hostname of the Hyper-V node>

In Hyper-V
    open a command prompt and run

runas /user:administrator "notepad "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts""

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add following <ip of the windows 7> <hostname of the windows 7>

Some last change to the Windows 7

Log in with the administrator account you created before.
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