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Most stable and feature complete release of HVS2008UI

I just made another release of HVS2008UI today. This release has everything that you need to create a functional VM. As I have already mentioned, Hyper-V Server 2008 or Server Core with Hyper-V role has no means of managing the virtual machines locally. This tool is intended to solve that problem. There are numerous places where you can find PowerShell scripts to manage virtual machines from command-line. However, PowerShell is not available on Hyper-V Server 2008 or Server Core. Hence, this tool uses VBScript to provide most of the functions available from the Hyper-V management MMC. There are still a few things I still need to include here. Some of them are
– Managing Snapshots
– Exporting / Importing VMs
– Virtual Machine Backup related activities

I will work on these as I get some free time. Until then — download the tool, use it and provide your feedback in a mail or as a comment or on the Codeplex project page.

BTW, check out the documentation at, in case you could not figure out how to create a completely configured VM container with this tool

Filed under: Codeplex, Hyper-V, Resources, Scripting, Virtualization, Windows


Ravikanth is a principal engineer and the lead architect for Microsoft and VMware virtualized and hybrid cloud solutions within the Infrastructure Solutions Group at Dell EMC. He is a multi-year recipient of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in Windows PowerShell (CDM) and Microsoft Azure. Ravikanth is the author of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed (Apress) and leads Bangalore PowerShell and Bangalore IT Pro user groups. He can be seen speaking regularly at local user group events and conferences in India and abroad.