Cool Hyper-V Registry Settings


Andrew Auret is one of our hot shots MCS consultants in the UK. He emailed me earlier with some bits and pieces with regards to Hyper-V and sent me a really handy tip! Well like any handy tip I do like to pass it onto the community at large!

Cool registry entries in the Child guests under “HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Virtual Machine\Guest\Parameters” – Here you have access to:

HostName
PhysicalHostName
PhysicalHostnameFullyQualified
VirtualMachineName

You can write a custom script and use these to display as part of BGInfo. As I have !

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Comments (3)

  1. Doug Munn says:

    This will help fill out my autocreation script.

    THANKS!!

  2. markeboyle says:

    works fine under windows 2003 but it looks like under windows 2008 guests it always shows (none).

    is there a security setting we can change to make it work?

    http://forum.sysinternals.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=15205