Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is a stand-alone product that will be available via the Microsoft Download Center free of charge. Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 does not require CALs for the product itself. Read more and download Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 here.
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Yeah it's free but it's a PITA to get the remote Hyper-V manager working!
It's crazy that the Hyper-V Server doesn't come either preconfigured for remote Hyper-V Manager or with a simple on/off option to enable it.
It's also crazy that the Remote manager software for Vista SP1, doesn't configure the remote client on installation.
The process is so complicated that John Howard (Senior Program Manager, Hyper-V team, Windows Core Operating System Division) has FIVE blog postings, and you must follow muliple posts. Even with his help, many people cannot get this to work!
What were MS thinking! Hyper-V remote manager for the Hyper-V server should just work! Clearly Hyper-V server was rushed out the door.