MoonSols HyperTaskMgr Simplifies Management of Hyper-V R2 Windows Virtual Machines (VMs)

The first public version of MoonSols HyperTaskMgr is now available for download is a "new generation Task Manager for IT Professionals to manage Windows Virtual Machines running under Microsoft Hyper-V R2 Hypervisor. HyperTaskMgr is running on the host, it's easily deployable (One executable and one dll in total). You don't need to install anything inside […]

The first public version of MoonSols HyperTaskMgr is now available for download is a "new generation Task Manager for IT Professionals to manage Windows Virtual Machines running under Microsoft Hyper-V R2 Hypervisor. HyperTaskMgr is running on the host, it's easily deployable (One executable and one dll in total). You don't need to install anything inside the target windows virtual machines," revealed Matthieu Suiche, director and founder of MoonSols.

Suiche notes that "HyperTaskMgr has been designed to access "the physical memory of each virtual machine and then parse the physical memory (using its own engine which composed of 30K+ line of C code), to be able to extract the list of process runned, DLLs loaded etc. Since there are no APIs to retrieve such information all those APIs are written from scratch to have a small TaskManager that can be used on virtual machines from the host"."

The beauty of MoonSols HyperTaskMgr is that it only requires deployment on the host operating system, not inside Hyper-V R2 virtualized platform, since what it does is read physical memory right from the host.

This first version of MoonSols HyperTaskMgr allows the user to:

  • Display every processes running in each windows virtual machine, as well as each attached dll of any process.
  • Kill any Process
  • Provide SYSTEM privilege on the fly of any process
  • Unlock the virtual machine if you don't remember you password
  • You can also mitigate exploitation of processes against kernel exploits using the "Protect against null page attack" feature.

If you are interested in MoonSols HyperTaskMgr, you can give it a try, by visiting this link.