How to complete VMConnect.exe <ServerName> <VMName> /edit ??


  1. Posts : 318
    Dual-boot Win 7 & 10, both Pro 64-bit, now with a Hyper-V VM of Win 11
       #1

    How to complete VMConnect.exe <ServerName> <VMName> /edit ??


    When I use Hyper-V Manager to Connect to my one and only VM, it prompts me whether I want to set certain parameters, such as display size and (in "More") what local assets I can use (like the hard drives on my host). It has an option to make my selections permanent.

    But if I make those setting selections permanent and want to change them later, there does not seem to be an easy way to get back there.

    A number of forums say the answer is to open a cmd with Administrator privileges and type
    VMConnect.exe <ServerName> <VMName> /edit

    But how do I know how to fill in <ServerName> and <VMName> ?

    My first guesses about these don't work.

    Or is there an easier way?

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 27,044
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    glnz said:
    ...A number of forums say the answer is to open a cmd with Administrator privileges and type
    VMConnect.exe <ServerName> <VMName> /edit
    But how do I know how to fill in <ServerName> and <VMName> ?
    My first guesses about these don't work.
    for <servername> use the name of your host PC, the one that you see in the left hand pane of Hyper-V Manager.

    For <VMName> it's the name as it appears in Hyper-V Manager's list of Virtual Machines. If your VM name name uses spaces enclose it in quotes: "VM name"

    How to complete VMConnect.exe &lt;ServerName&gt; &lt;VMName&gt; /edit ??-vmconnect.png
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  3. Posts : 17,659
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    glnz said:
    But if I make those setting selections permanent and want to change them later, there does not seem to be an easy way to get back there.
    Like this:

    How to complete VMConnect.exe &lt;ServerName&gt; &lt;VMName&gt; /edit ??-hyper-v-edit-session-settings.jpg
    (Click to enlarge.)
    Kari
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  4. Posts : 318
    Dual-boot Win 7 & 10, both Pro 64-bit, now with a Hyper-V VM of Win 11
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Bree and Kari - Thank you both, especially for graphics!
    Also, I discovered that I need to drop the <>, and the <ServerName> can be replaced with localhost, at least in my case.
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  5. Posts : 318
    Dual-boot Win 7 & 10, both Pro 64-bit, now with a Hyper-V VM of Win 11
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Kari - I just tried your method (two posts above), and it doesn't seem to do anything.

    First, "Edit Session Settings" appears only after I start the VM, not before.

    Second, when I click on it, nothing happens except that the focus of my Win 10 PC switches from the Hyper-V Manager window to the Win 11 VM, but without any particular sub-window opening to show me any options to edit.

    Third, if I open a cmd with admin privilege and run the command noted above, I get the settings options again, but if I either make a change or hit cancel, the Hyper-V Manager opens a second instance of my Win 11 VM, so I end up with two instances running. Is that correct?

    If it makes a difference, I have my Win 11 VM set (using a regedit change and other changes) to open without a password and without waiting for me to hit a sign-in button on the lock screen. After I hit Start, the Win 11 VM goes all the way to running without my doing anything further.

    Thanks again.

    PS --
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  6. Posts : 250
    Pro 20H2
       #6

    Kari, fabulous that you informed us of the extra item "Edit Session Settings".

    Worked for me.

    (I confirm that it appears only if VM is started.)
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