I am currently setting up a couple of new computers – and thought I would share this little tidbit of information. As I have blogged in the past, you do not need to run “As Administrator” to use Hyper-V PowerShell cmdlets. You just have to be a member of the Hyper-V Administrators group.
Well – you can also use PowerShell to add yourself to the local Hyper-V administrators group, with this simple one-liner:
A couple of points to make:
- You do need to run PowerShell “As Administrator” to run this one command – but after that point you can happily use Hyper-V without elevation.
- You will need to log out and log back in for this change to take effect.