Tip: Download a Set of Free Tools for Managing Hyper-V R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V can be managed locally or remotely from another Windows Server 2008 R2 server using the Hyper-V Manager console. Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 does not provide a graphical user interface because it is designed to be managed remotely.
An option for managing Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is to use the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 7. You can download RSAT for Windows 7 for free from the Microsoft Web site.
RSAT for Windows 7, which can be installed on either an x86 or x64 version of the OS, includes a variety of tools including Hyper-V Manager and Failover Cluster Manager. After you download and install RSAT for Windows 7, you can enable all the available tools or only a selection of tools using the Windows Features control panel applet. And you can access the tools from Administrative Tools in Windows 7.