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I am looking for advice on getting my Hyper-V VM to open on logon to the server. It currently runs in the background as a service however we required to have it automatically open so the user can view it.

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Create shortcut to one of these utilities to users startup folder or create task after user logon.

Administration MMC module: C:\Program Files\Hyper-V\virtmgmt.msc

Run Virtual PC: C:\Program Files\Hyper-V\vmconnect.exe YOURHOST "NameOFVPC"

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Thanks for your response, I have a virtual machine called Wonderware, this is located on the same server as the user will be logging on. I have tried to add the shortcut to run the virtual machine but it cannot find the file. – Chris S Aug 22 '13 at 17:26
Have you tried it with Admin rights? – week Aug 22 '13 at 17:51
All sorted, I am not sure what was wrong. The only account is an admin account. All working now. Thanks for your assistance. – Chris S Aug 22 '13 at 20:27

I got this working today - but on an R2 server it was located in C:\Windows\System32 - and yes you must "RUNAS ADMIN" for it to work. The rest of these instructions worked perfectly.

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