So if your like most admin’s you and have a bunch of Support staff some times its just easier to give them access to hyper-v then to have them wait for the admin to complete a simple task (ex.make a snapshot). The only issue with this is the fact they can do things we don’t want… for instance turn a machine off reboot change settings like nics along w/ creating new machines. So i went looking and apparently there is a way to restrict this so this post goes to show how we can.
Assigning Rights to hyper-v
Click file then add/remote snap-in
Select authorization manager and hit add and ok
Then right click on Open Authorization Store….
Select XML file then hit browse
Goto \\Server_name\c$\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\ and select InitialStore.xml
Then hit ok
Select the Role we want to assign in this case its Administrator
Right click and click assign User and Groups then select from Windows and Active Directory…
Enter username you want to assign rights to. And hit ok
That user will now have admin rights.
Creating New Role Definitions
(what rights does this group have?)
Expand intialstore.xml -> Hyper-v services ->Definitions ->Role Definitions
Right click Role definitions and click new role Definitions
Then enter a name and click add…
Select Operations tab
Then add what rights you want that role to have by checking the checkbox and hitting ok, ok.
Now that we have a new role definitions created now we need to create role assignments see role assignments Section.
Right click create new role assignment
Select what role that’s been defined
And hit ok
Now we need to add user into this group see Role Assignments