BCDedit Hypervisor Command
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RUNS command

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto


For user on 64bit systems

EDIT: Please note that powershell is not required. instead you can use "waithidden" with the command to make this function. You however do still need to have the wow redirection for 64bit.

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StatusBeta - Preliminary testing ready for more
TitleBCDedit Hypervisor Command
Source Release Date1/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
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Added by on 1/15/2018 11:27:11 AM
Last Modified by on 1/22/2018 11:14:40 AM
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Action 1 (default)

Action Link Click here to deploy this action.
Script Type BigFix Action Script
action uses wow64 redirection {not x64 of operating system}
delete __createfile
createfile until END_OF_FILE

cmd /c "bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto"


delete tmvmstart.ps1
move __createfile tmvmstart.ps1

override run
run { pathname of file ((it as string) of value "Path" of key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds\Microsoft.PowerShell" of native registry) } -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -windowstyle hidden -File tmvmstart.ps1
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This action will be considered successful when the applicability relevance evaluates to false.


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FrozenWaltDisney -
yeah I re-wrote this to actually just use cmd command instead of using powershell. It was originally part of my troubleshooting why it wasn't working. I just didn't completely scale it back until the next iteration.
jgstew -
I don't entirely get why this runs powershell which in turn runs a CMD when you could just invoke CMD directly.
FrozenWaltDisney -
I wrote this to troubleshoot an issue with some machines where you needed to edit the BCDStore to allow the hypervisor to start. Super annoying. The image totally works on some of our hardware but not on others. What I did find was BigFix runs in 32-bit by default, and needs to be elevated to the OS bit level otherwise you cannot modify the BCDstore. I would recommend changing the powershell script name to suit your needs. I also feel that you can utilize this script for any BCDStore modification you would like to do.