Join Martin Guidry for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing Client Hyper-V, part of Windows 10 Administration.
- In this section, we're going to talk about using Windows 10 to host to virtual machines and manage virtual machines. There are several different hypervisor softwares that will run on Windows 10, but one of them is included with Windows 10, and that is Microsoft Hyper-V. It's not installed by default. The easiest way to get to it is off the Start menu. I'm going to type in Features and that will bring up the Control Panel for Turn Windows Features On or Off, and the one I'm interested in is Hyper-V.
I'll go ahead and click on the little plus sign to expand that out. It gives me two sub-options, Hyper-V Management Tools and Hyper-V Platform. I'll expand both of those, and we see that our options are the Hyper-V Graphical Management Tools, yes, I want that. Hyper-V Module for Windows PowerShell, yes, I like that also, so I'll click on that checkbox. Hyper-V Services, we can click on that, and for me, Hyper-V Hypervisor is grayed out, and when I hover out it, it says Hyper-V Hypervisor cannot be installed, a hypervisor is already running.
That is actually correct. I am running a virtual machine right now, so I cannot install Hyper-V on a virtual machine. It just doesn't make much sense to run a hypervisor on top of a hypervisor. However, if you'd like to install it, go ahead and click on that box. What I'm going to show you is using the management tools. Even though I can't install the hypervisor, I can install the management tools, and use those management tools to manage some other instance of Hyper-V.
So, I'll click OK, and after the machine thinks about it for a little while, and a progress bar goes across the screen, I am told that I need to restart. So, I'm going to restart now, and I will see you on the other side of that restart. Now that I've come back up from my restart, now from the Start menu, I'll open up the Hyper-V Manager desktop app. If you've installed the Hyper-V Virtualization Service, you can now come in and create new virtual machines, or if you're just using the tool to connect to an existing Hyper-V installation, you come over here all the way to the right, Connect to Server, and where you're prompted for another server, just type in the name of the server you would like to connect to.
So, you can connect to a Hyper-V host elsewhere on your network, and manage it through Windows 10.
Martin first reviews the various editions of both the desktop and mobile versions of Windows 10. This section covers the special features included with the Enterprise edition, and the hardware requirements for some of the new Windows 10 features. Martin also explains installing and updating drivers and configuring and optimizing the OS, including system properties and power options. Then it's a deep dive into Group Policy, including working with local groups, configuring preferences, and troubleshooting Group Policy. Martin also looks at Windows security—authentication and encryption—as well as the boot process, and concludes the course with a brief look at virtualization, networking, and backup and recovery.
- Understanding the different versions of Windows 10
- Installing and updating drivers
- Administering multitasking
- Working with Windows Group Policy
- Adding domain users and accounts to a Windows 10 PC
- Administering BitLocker and EFS
- Understanding the boot process
- Installing Client Hyper-V for Windows virtualization
- Managing Windows Firewall
- Backing up and restoring Windows 10
- Troubleshooting Windows 10