How to install Hyper V on Windows Dedicated Box?

In this tutorial we are going to explain how to install Hyper-V in Microsoft Windows server 2016 based operating system.

hyper-V is a Hypervisor designed into Windows which can be utilized to host virtual machines. The responsibility can be installed either through the command line interface (CLI) with PowerShell, or via the graphical UI (GUI). Here in this tutorial we will cover both of these options. Let us begin with PowerShell first.

Install Hyper-V Using PowerShell

We can easily install Hyper-V role in Windows based dedicated server 2016 with the help of Install-Windows feature cmdlet, as given below. Keep in mind that after completing the installation a restart is needed.  We can indicate this to happen straight away with the - Restart flag, or else we can overlook this and play out the restart later.

Install-WindowsFeature -Name Hyper-V -IncludeManagementTools -Restart

This contains the administration instruments required to handle Hyper-V via the GUI on this server itself. In the event that you will handle Hyper-V remotely, you can remove the - IncludeManagementTools choice.

That is basically it, after the restart you will have the capacity to make utilization of Hyper-V to create and design virtual machines. While there are additionally PowerShell cmdlets accessible for these assignments, the GUI instrument Hyper-V Manager makes this procedure a ton simpler.

Install Hyper-V Using GUI

In case your Windows server has the graphical UI interface introduced you can likewise install Hyper-V by following these methods:

  • Open Server Manager, this can be located in the start menu. In the event that it's not there basically type "Server Manager" with the start menu open and it ought to be found in the search.


  • Hit the “Add roles and features” text.

  • On the “Before you begin” screen, just hit the Next button.

  • On the “Select installation type” screen, choose leave “Role-based or feature-based installation” and hit Next.

  • As we're introducing to our local machine, choose "Select a server from the server pool" with the present machine and hit Next button. On the other hand you can choose another server that you are handling from here, or a VHD.

  • From the “Select server roles” screen, check “Hyper-V”.

  • This will at that point open the discretionary add highlights to Hyper-V window, inciting you to install GUI devices that enable you to manage Hyper-V with Hyper-V Manager tool. Hit "Add Features" in the event that you need these.

  • Hit next one the Hyper-V screen which suggests few basic detail.

  • Now you can alternatively make virtual switches in view of accessible system connectors, this can be skipped and arranged later, or you can do it now.

  • On the "Virtual Machine Migration" screen you can alternatively arrange the Hyper-V host to perform live relocations, again this can be changed later and skipped amid the establishment.


  • Describe the default area to store VHD (Virtual Hard disk) and virtual machine configuration files then hit Next button.

  • At last verify your selections and alternatively check the Restart the destination server automatically if needed and hit the install button. The installation process of Hyper-V will need a system restart, so you can tick the check box to play out this consequently, or generally play out the reboot later.

As you can probably see, this process is quite a lot speedy to use PowerShell to accomplish the same task.