Using the Hyper-V console may be sometimes impossible or dificult to realize. The most cases are when you are facing a Windows server 2008 R2 core edition or a Windows Hyper-V server 2008 R2.
Others possibilities are when you are unable to open the Hyper-V console.
Regardless what is your reason, an Hyper-V console alternative exists, and for FREE
5nine Manager for Hyper-V provides an EASY_Monitoring for Hyper-V and a local Graphical User Interface to Microsoft Hyper-V R2 server. It supports Hyper-V technology on Full and Core installations of Windows Server 2008 R2, as well as on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, which is the Microsoft’s standalone FREE Hypervisor! You can use it when Microsoft SC VMM, or even Hyper-V Manager are not available for Core or Free versions of Server 2008 R2. It also provides Value-Add functions, such as advanced network bindings, performance monitoring, and a hardware profiling for all flavors of Server 2008 and Free/Core Hyper-V installations.
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