Try Out Microsoft Hyper-V Server Hypervisor in VirtualBox 🌱

NOTE: This is a helpful exercise to get familiar with the Hyper-V user interface and terminology but is not recommended for production use.

  1. Download the Microsoft Hyper-V Server .iso file Download
  2. Launch Virtualbox
  3. Create a New VM by selecting Machine > New

    Name: Hyper-V Server
    Machine Folder: C:\VMs
    Type: Microsoft Windows
    Version: Windows 2019 (64-bit)
    Memory Size: 8192 MB
    Hard disk: Create a virtual hard disk now

  4. Click Create
  5. On the Create Virtual Hard Disk dialog

    Name the virtual disk image Hyper-V Server.vdi
    File size: 500 GB
    Hard disk file type: VDI
    Storage on physical hard disk: Dynamically Allocated

  6. Click Create
  7. Select the VM and Click Settings
  8. Select System > Processor
  9. Give the VM at least 2 processors
  10. Check the Enable Nested VT-x/AMD-V
  11. Select Display
  12. Slide the Video Memory to 128 MB
  13. Select Network
  14. Set the attached to dropdown to Bridged Adapter
  15. Select Storage
  16. Click on the CD-ROM drive
  17. Select the disc dropdown to the right > Choose a virtual optical disc file...
  18. Browse to and select the downloaded Hyper-V Server .iso file
  19. Click OK
  20. Click OK to accept the settings
  21. Make sure the Hyper-V Server VM is selected and click Start > Normal
  22. Click Next
  23. Click Install Now
  24. Check the I accept box > Click Next
  25. Click Custom (advanced) > Click Next
  26. Wait for Windows to copy files > Click Restart now
  27. When prompted, Press Enter to set the Administrator password
  28. Enter the password and confirm > Press Enter
  29. Press Enter to clear the success message
  30. At the Server Configuration (sconfig.cmd) menu, Type 2 > Press Enter
  31. Enter hyperv-vm as the new host name
  32. Select Yes to reboot for the host name change to take effect
  33. Select Input > Keyboard > Ctrl-Alt-Del
  34. Enter the Administrator password > Press Enter
  35. At the Server Configuration menu, Type 6 > Press Enter
  36. Type R for Recommended updates only > Press Enter
  37. Type A for All updates > press Enter
  38. Select Yes to reboot to complete applying updates
  39. Select Input > Keyboard > Ctrl-Alt-Del
  40. Enter the Administrator password > Press Enter
  41. At the Server Configuration menu, Type 14 > Press Enter
  42. Run the following commands at the command prompt
    # start powershell
    # enable remote powershell
    # enable credssp server
    Enable-WSManCredSSP -Role server
  43. Type Y to confirm enabling CredSSP > Press Enter

    NOTE: You need to have a user on the Hyper-V Server VM with the same username and password as the user running the Hyper-V Manager GUI. To create a user other than the built in administrator, run sconfig and select option 3 to create a new user and set the password

  44. On the VM host (or another Windows PC to manage Hyper-V), right click the Start button > Windows PowerShell (Admin)
  45. Run the following PowerShell commands
    # start the winrm service and set it to startup automatically
    Set-Service -Name WinRM -Status Running -StartupType Automatic
    # add hyperv-vm.local to trusted hosts
    Set-Item WSMan:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts -Value "hyperv-vm.local"
  46. Type Y to confirm adding the trusted host
  47. Close the PowerShell window
  48. Right click the Start menu > Type gpedit.msc > Press Enter
  49. Expand Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Credentials Delegation
  50. Double click Allow delegating saved credentials with NTLM-only server authentication
  51. Changed the status to Enabled > Click the Show... button next to Add servers to the list
  52. Type wsman/hyperv-vm.local > Click OK
  53. Click Apply and then OK
  54. Close out of the open Group Policy Editor window
  55. Click the Start button > Search feature > Click Turn Windows features on or off
  56. Expand Hyper-V > Hyper-V Management Tools > Select Hyper-V GU Management Tools > Click OK
  57. Once Hyper-V Manager is installed click the Close button
  58. Click the Start button > Search hyper > Click Hyper-V Manager
  59. Click the Connect to Server... link in the top right
  60. Type hyperv-vm.local and press Enter

CredSSP/Authentication info: