You can manage your Hyper-V server and the VMs running on it from a Vista SP1 machine. To manage multiple machines, use System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).

Update for Windows Vista (KB949587)
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Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB949587)

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After you have downloaded the package, you will need to modify the start menu to find them (Administrative Tools>Hyper-V Manager).

  1. RightClick the Start menu and then click Properties
  2. Click the Start Menu tab, and then click the Customize... button
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and click your choice for System administrative tools, then click OK twiceimage

 

To start the Hyper-v Manager click Start>Administrative Tools> Hyper-V Manager

For more information about SCVMM see the System Center Virtual Machine Manager TechCenter.