Hyper-V: Enable Extended Sessions

Presentation

Extensive sessions on Hyper-V with virtual machines can enhance the user experience with:

  • Device Sharing
  • File transfer
  • Extended resolution
  • Copy / Paste through the console

We find part of the user experience available with an RDP connection.

Activation on the Hyper-V host

On Server versions of Windows the feature is not enabled by default. In a PowerShell command prompt, enter the following command:

Set-VMHost -EnableEnhancedSessionMode $True

Activation on the virtual machine

In the virtual machine settings, you must enable Guest Services.

Using the extended session

When opening the Connection Options Console appears where it is possible to choose the resolution:

extended session connection

It is also possible to choose the local resources that can be used in the virtual machine.

Once connected, we find the drives in Windows Explorer that allows file transfer more easily.


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