Hyper-V 2012 R2 connect with enhanced session to a Gen2 VM

A great new feature within Hyper-V 2012 R2 is the enhanced session connection. With this new feature you are able to connect to a Gen2 VM through the VM Bus. This will bring a lot of new possibilities and capabilities. One of the missing things in Hyper-V 2008 R2 is copy and paste from the parent to the child VM. With the new Generation2 (Gen2) VM’s, this is also possible!! 🙂

Now you can copy and paste items like, ISO’s, textfiles, folders, etc. to your child VM. How cool is that! In this example I’m copy and paste a simple folder, but here you can see how powerfull it is.

EH_01    EH_03    EH_02

EH_04     EH_05    EH_06

Windows 8 Client Hyper-V copy/paste

A new feature within Windows 8 is Client Hyper-V. So within our Client OS you can run Hyper-V, that’s cool!! When you want to copy and paste some text, for example a script, this is not that easy as drag and drop or copy/paste! Is it possible? Yes, absolutely!!

The thing you need to do is copy the text on your local system, navigate back to your quest machine (VM), select the clipboard tab and hit Type clipboard text. Now you text is copied from the local machine into your quest machine!

2013-04-26_17h05_17    2013-04-26_17h09_35