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Hyper-V Security

By : Eric Siron, Andrew Syrewicze
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Hyper-V Security

By: Eric Siron, Andrew Syrewicze

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Hyper-V Security
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Using the Hyper-V Administrators group

Beginning with the 2012 series of servers, Hyper-V Server or any Windows Server with the Hyper-V role enabled will have an automatically created local security group named "Hyper-V Administrators." The purpose of this account is to allow you to assign the capability to manage Hyper-V and its virtual machines without opening the floodgates all the way to allow complete control over the host.


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Using Group Policy to control Hyper-V Administrators

If you followed the guidance from the previous chapter, you may have assigned the "WS2012 Member Server Security Compliance 1.0" baseline to your Hyper-V hosts. If you made no changes to that, it prevents anyone except members...