Installing Hyper-V Manager on Windows 7

Recently one of my clients asked me whether it is possible to install Hyper-V Manager on Windows 7. I was puzzled at the question. Upon further questioning my client, I was informed that due to compliance issue they can only install Windows 7 as most of their applications are not certified for Windows 8 and above yet.

After much consideration, I decided to explore whether we can really install Hyper-V Manager on Windows 7. Thanks to Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. There is indeed a way to install Hyper-V Manager on Windows 7. To install Hyper-V Manager on Windows 7, you can follow the following steps:

1. Download and install Remote Server Administration Tools from:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7D2F6AD7-656B-4313-A005-4E344E43997D&displaylang=en.
2. Install either the 32-bit or 64-bit versions of the Remote Server Administration Tools depending on what version of Windows 7 you are using.
3. Go to Start, point to Control Panel, and then click on Programs.
4. Next, you will see an option to Turn Window features on or off. Click on this option.
5. Expand Remote Server Administration Tools.
6. Expand Role Administration Tools, find the option for Hyper-V Tools, check the checkbox, and then click OK.
7. We are done! You can now type Hyper-V Manager at the Start Menu or go to Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Hyper-V Manager.

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