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: http://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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Muhammad MullaSystems Administrator

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You need to follow all the steps
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You are following steps to let the Win7 machine CONTROL a Hyper-V SERVER. Is that actually what you want? If yes, then follow all the steps PRECISELY.
If it's a NO, and you want your Win7 machine to be the Hyper-V itself, you are following the wrong steps. Try something simpler, like Oracle's Virtualbox
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You can't install hyper-v to Windows 7. It just isn't available for that OS. What you have done is install a management utility, so you can remotely administer windows 2008 or 2008r2 servers running hyper-v (as mentioned above).

If you want to run Hyper-V on a workstation OS, you would have to install at least Windows 8 Pro. There Hyper-V is included as a feature you can add. But also on those OS's, in order to be able to run hyper-V, you would need a CPU that supports SLAT. If you have a Core 2 Duo or older CPU, it won't support SLAT and you wouldn't be able to run Client Hyper-V even if you were using Windows 8 Pro, 8.1 Pro or Windows 10 Pro. Most newer intel core-i CPU's support SLAT, so you'd need a newer PC.
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What I forgot to add above is that if you want to remotely administer 2012 or 2012r2 Servers running Hyper-V, then you will also need a newer OS than Windows 7. It's tool only works for the 2008 and 2008 r2 server OS's, While the tool you get with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 will work with 2008, 2008r2, 2012, and 2012r2 server OS's.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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@AbnerG13 - As noted here and in another of your posts, you cannot do what you want in Windows 7. You either have to get a capable Windows 8 Pro (or Windows 10 Pro) machine and then you can use Hyper-V.

Additionally, you can use VMware Workstation on Windows 7 which is top of class and very flexible.
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

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