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Microsoft Hyper-V – Find the host name of your VM

There are several ways you can find out the virtualization host name (also called the physical host) that a VM is currently running on. I will inform you about the registry option.
 
If the host operating system is running Windows Server 2008 R2,  then you can normally find the VM host information within the registry of the guest VM.

Head to the following location listed below within the registry. Note: Type regedit using the run command to get to the registry editor. 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Virtual Machine\Guest\Parameters]

Look for the following keys. These will inform you about the host your VM is running on.

  • HostName
  • PhysicalHostName
  • PhysicalHostNameFullyQualified
  • VirtualMachineName

Below is a screenshot of the location. Note: I have cleared my values to the right of REG_SZ. This is where you will find the host information.

VM Host Info in Registry

 

Greg Olsen
Yellow Duck Guy

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  1. D
    September 27, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Nice one

    Brah!

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