Installing the Remote Management Tools for Windows 8 Hyper-V

If you want to manage your Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Server from a Windows 8 desktop computer – you may think that you need to install the Remote Server Administration Toolkit (which you can download here) but that is not what you need to do.

Because Hyper-V is now part of the desktop version of Windows, the Hyper-V management tools are always available through the Windows Features dialog:


Note, even if your computer cannot run Hyper-V (if your processor does not support hardware virtualization, or you are running the 32-bit version of Windows) you can still enable the Hyper-V Management Tools here.