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Hyper-V - virtual machine desktop shortcut

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In this tutorial we want to show how to create Virtual Machine shortcut located on Desktop for Microsoft Hyper-V.

Simple steps:

1. use context menu on desktop to create shortcut (Mouse Right Click -> New -> Shortcut),

New shortcut creation on Windows Desktop using context menu.
New shortcut creation on Windows Desktop using context menu.

2. use as item location:

C:\Windows\System32\vmconnect.exe localhost "Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS"

Where:

  • C:\Windows\System32\vmconnect.exe - part to Virtual Machine Connector,
  • localhost - machine where is Virtual Machine run,
  • Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS - name of Virtual Machine visible on the list of Hyper-V Manager -> Virtual Machines.
Virtual Machines on list in Hyper-V.
Virtual Machines on list in Hyper-V.
Virtual Machine shortcut on Desktop creation for Hyper-V.
Virtual Machine shortcut on Desktop creation for Hyper-V.

3. set some name of shortcut,

Virtual Machines shortcut name fomr Hyper-V.
Virtual Machines shortcut name fomr Hyper-V.

4. click Finish button,

5. set in Advanced Properties of the shortcut Run as Administrator option (use context menu on shortcut to open Properties),

Run as administrator permission for Hyper-V Virtual Machine.
Run as administrator permission for Hyper-V Virtual Machine.

6. run Vurtual Machine using the shortcut.

Running Hyper-V Virtual Machine via shortcut.
Running Hyper-V Virtual Machine via shortcut.
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