Create Hyper-V Manager shortcut in Windows 10  

    Create Hyper-V Manager shortcut in Windows 10

    Create Hyper-V Manager shortcut in Windows 10

    How to Create a Hyper-V Manager shortcut in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Virtualization
    10 Nov 2020
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    How to Create a Hyper-V Manager shortcut in Windows 10


    The Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions include the Hyper-V virtualization technology. Hyper-V enables running virtualized computer systems on top of a physical host. These virtualized systems can be used and managed just as if they were physical computer systems, however they exist in virtualized and isolated environment. Special software called a hypervisor manages access between the virtual systems and the physical hardware resources. Virtualization enables quick deployment of computer systems, a way to quickly restore systems to a previously known good state, and the ability to migrate systems between physical hosts.

    Hyper-V Manager is an in-box tool for diagnosing and managing your local Hyper-V host and a small number of remote hosts. Hyper-V Manager is available through Programs and Features as Hyper-V Management Tools on any Windows OS with Hyper-V included. Hyper-V Platform does not need to be enabled in order to manage remote hosts.

    This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Hyper-V Manager shortcut in Windows 10.


    Contents




    EXAMPLE: Hyper-V Manager
    Create Hyper-V Manager shortcut in Windows 10-hyper-v_manager.png






    OPTION ONE

    To Download a Hyper-V Manager Shortcut


    1 Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.

    Hyper-V_Manager_shortcut.zip

    Download

    2 Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3 Unblock the .zip file..

    4 Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

    5 You can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    6 When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    To Manually Create a Hyper-V Manager Shortcut


    1 Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

    2 Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    %windir%\System32\mmc.exe virtmgmt.msc

    Create Hyper-V Manager shortcut in Windows 10-new_shortcut-1.jpg

    3 Type Hyper-V Manager for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)

    You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

    Create Hyper-V Manager shortcut in Windows 10-new_shortcut-2.jpg

    4 Right click or press and hold on the new Hyper-V Manager shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

    5 Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

    Create Hyper-V Manager shortcut in Windows 10-shortcut-3.png

    6 In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    %ProgramFiles%\Hyper-V\SnapInAbout.dll

    Create Hyper-V Manager shortcut in Windows 10-shortcut-4.png

    7 Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)

    You could use any icon that you would like instead though.


    8 Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)

    9 You can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


    That's it,
    Shawn






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