You can configure the server running Hyper-V by modifying Hyper-V settings. You can use these settings to specify where certain files are stored by default and control interactions such as keyboard combinations and logon credentials.

There are two categories of Hyper-V settings:

To configure Hyper-V settings
  1. Open Hyper-V Manager. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Hyper-V Manager.

  2. In the Actions pane, click Hyper-V Settings.

  3. In the navigation pane, click the setting that you want to configure.

  4. Click OK to save the changes and close Hyper-V Settings, or click Apply to save the changes and configure other settings.

Additional considerations

  • By default, membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. However, an administrator can use Authorization Manager to modify the authorization policy so that a user or group of users can complete this procedure. For more information, see Using Authorization Manager for Hyper-V Security (

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