Solutions Through IT

February 6, 2011

Hyper-V Manager – disable UAC prompt when starting

Filed under: Hyper-V, Server 2008 R2 — Tags: , , , — solutionsthroughit @ 11:21

Found this link showing how to disable the UAC prompt every time you start the hyper-v manager on server 2008R2/Windows 7. Whilst not THAT annoying, it is slightly.

First, from an elevated command prompt, copy \program files\Hyper-V\virtmgmt.msc to \windows\system32.


Next, open the properties for the shortcut to Hyper-V Manager located under Administrative Tools. The target will be %windir%\system32\mmc.exe “%ProgramFiles%\Hyper-V\virtmgmt.msc”. Update this to%windir%\system32\mmc.exe %windir%\system32\virtmgmt.msc. Do not change the “Start in” location though.



Note that double quotes are not necessary. When you hit enter, you will get a UAC prompt to confirm the update.


And that’s it – starting Hyper-V Manager should no longer prompt you for elevation.


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