Setting up non-administrative control of Hyper-V through PowerShell–Updated

Yesterday, I told you about how it was now easier to allow a non-administrative user to control Hyper-V.  This is nice – but it does mean that this script that I blogged about 4 years ago no longer works.  Here is a new one:


$myWindowsPrincipal=new-object System.Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal($myWindowsID)


# Get the security principal for the Administrator role



# Check to see if we are currently running "as Administrator"

if ($myWindowsPrincipal.IsInRole($adminRole))


   # We are running "as Administrator" - so change the title and background color to indicate this

   $Host.UI.RawUI.WindowTitle = $myInvocation.MyCommand.Definition + "(Elevated)"

   $Host.UI.RawUI.BackgroundColor = "DarkBlue"





   # We are not running "as Administrator" - so relaunch as administrator


   # Create a new process object that starts PowerShell

   $newProcess = new-object System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo "PowerShell";


   # Specify the current script path and name as a parameter

   $newProcess.Arguments = $myInvocation.MyCommand.Definition;


   # Indicate that the process should be elevated

   $newProcess.Verb = "runas";


   # Start the new process



   # Exit from the current, unelevated, process




# Prompt for the virtual machine to use

$Domain = Read-Host "Specify the domain of the user to add to Hyper-V Administrators (use $($env:ComputerName) for this computer)"


# Prompt for the path to export to

$User = Read-Host "Specify the username of the user to add to Hyper-V Administrators"


$HvAdmins = [ADSI]"WinNT://$env:COMPUTERNAME/Hyper-V Administrators,group"


This script will add any user you specify to the local “Hyper-V Administrators” group.


Hyper-V and Networking – Part 2: VLANs

In the first part of this series, we started with the foundational concepts of networking in the OSI model and took a brief look at where Hyper-V components live in that model. In this part, we’ll build on that knowledge by looking at the operation of VLANs and how they work within the context of…

Original post link: Hyper-V and Networking – Part 2: VLANs

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