I have the full release version of Win10 Pro (64bit) as a fresh install to a laptop that I previously used as a Hyper-V server running Win8.1 Pro.

I have selected to install all Hyper-V features from Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features. This prompted a reboot which was done with no errors reported. If I now view the "Windows Features" dialog then I can see the "Hyper-V" checkbox and child check boxes are all ticked. However, when I search for "Hyper-V" from the search toolbar I can see no sign of Hyper-V manager. Anyone know a way around this problem?


Windows search seems to have some problems indexing sometimes in Windows 10. Is the file actually installed? Check %windir%\System32\virtmgmt.msc and see if the file exists and if the snap-in will launch for you.

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    Yes this is the problem, indexing is pretty bad – emirjonb Sep 4 '15 at 8:48

I looked looked for %windir%\System32\virtmgmt.msc and it wasn't there. I installed Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) as described on www.petri.com


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    Can you expand upon the which parts you used from your link? This is in case the link is ever removed in the future. Please see How to Answer. – Burgi May 31 '16 at 8:10
  • The link referenced by @politus explains exactly my experience with missing Hyper-V Manager and the suggested solution to install the RSAT tools solved the problem for me. – LeastOne Aug 31 at 16:09

Before the first execution my start menu search could not find Hyper-V-Manager as well.

So, after launching Hyper-V once through one of these options, Windows search now always finds it (not sure which one helped immediately)

  • Either use the shortcut Hyper-V-Manager in the folder Windows Administrative Tools of the start menu
  • Or type virtmgmt.msc in the start menu and execute it
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Expanding on Politus' Comment and Burgi's request.
I already had RSAT tools installed before I tried installing Hyper-V manager. I could not find HyperV Manager in any of the locations I had found online (Program Data, Start Menu, System32, or through MMC as mentioned in the petri link.)

I downloaded and installed the x64 RSAT Tools again and when my computer finished rebooting. Hyper V Manager was available through the Start Menu.

I say 'again' because I had already installed RSAT tools. Today I installed: WindowsTH-RSAT_WS2016-x64.msu I had installed: WindowsTH-RSAT_TP5_Update-x64.msu on 10/3/2016 and tried to install HyperV on 10/19.

Hope this helps someone else.

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  • What you experienced was suppose to happen since you recently updated to Version 1511. Of course you should install the 1607 version of the .msu in question. – Ramhound Oct 19 '16 at 15:47

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