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Delegate Hyper-V Access Control and Management through Authorization Manager (azman.msc)

A few weeks ago I had to delegate access control for Hyper-V.

Due to a dysfunctional System Center Virtual Machine Manger, we had to change to a different kind of security.

Therefore we used Authorization Manager :


Add the necessary groups to the active directory prior to the installation,

Add the appropriate users to the groups


Configuring the Authorization Manager

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First startup Azman : azman.msc

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Standard error don’t worry.

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Click right button and select Open Authorization Store

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Select XML and add this location :

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Standard there are 2 Role definitions


Task Definitions

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Add a New Task Definition

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Give this task a Name and select Add

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Click OK

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On the Tab Operations select al the required options for this Task

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Click OK and Add all the tasks you need


Role Definitions

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Click right and select New Role Definition

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Add a preferred name and click on Add

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On the tab Tasks select the preferred task, en click OK

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Click OK

Execute these actions for all roles


Role Assignment

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As you can see, some of the Role Definitions aren’t listed under Role Assignments

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Select New Role Assignment

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Select all of the roles, you need to use

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Select Assign Users and Groups => From Windows and Active Directory

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Put the group name, and select Check names

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Select the preferred group

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Click OK

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Follow these steps for every Role assignment

Enjoy Hyper-V !

4 comments to Delegate Hyper-V Access Control and Management through Authorization Manager (azman.msc)

  • Remigiusz

    Hi Richard
    I’ve a problem with delegate access to Windows Hyper-V Server 2012.
    I’ve tried as you describe, but after that I can’t connect with my Hyper-V console.
    If I add user to local Administrators group or Hyper-V Administrators then I can connect via Hyper-V console, but then I have full access to Hyper-V and I can change everything.
    I have two Hyper-V servers with failover cluster.
    Does the user who should have readonly permission should be in some local group on Hyper-V Server ?
    I need to assign readonly permission. Could you help me ?

    • Richard Voogt

      Hi Remigiusz,

      Have you created the right role assignment groups, and added the rights to this group?
      Unfortunately my test servers don’t have the azman option anymore, so I can’t recreate your situation.

  • Quintijn

    This does not work with Server 2012 R2 due to the fact that the Azman.msc utility has been deprecated ( Did not find another solution yet.

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