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Part 3 – Build a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cloud Foundation Test Lab in Less Than an Hour–Enable Hyper-V Role

Several Ways to Enable the Hyper-V Role…

  1. Command Line:
    • DISM /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Hyper-V
    • Startup ocsetup Microsoft-Hyper-V
  2. PowerShell:
    • Add-WindowsFeature Hyper-V
  3. GUI: StartServer Manager – Add Role – Hyper-V
    • May use remote management to install via GUI on Server Core
    • Hyper-V Add Role Screenshot
  4. SCVMM – Add Host – Adding host will automatically add th Hyper-V Role

Command Line, Powershell, Remote Administration or SCVMM are required for Server Core

Video Walks through the GUI

Hyper-V Cannot Be Installed Error

Remember, before you can enable Hyper-V Role, you have to setup the BIOS

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Coming Soon:

  • Part 4 – Build a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cloud Foundation Test Lab in Less Than an Hour–Setup Networking and Misc (rename computer, user settings)
  • Part 5 – Build a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cloud Foundation Test Lab in Less Than an Hour–Create Virtual Machine
  • Part 6 – Build a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cloud Foundation Test Lab in Less Than an Hour–DC Promo Guest
  • Part 7 – Build a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cloud Foundation Test Lab in Less Than an Hour–DC Promo Guest
  • Part 8 – Build a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cloud Foundation Test Lab in Less Than an Hour–Install SCVMM 2012
  • BONUS – Build a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cloud Foundation Test Lab in Less Than an Hour–Windows Server 8 Guest Foundation

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Dan Stolts (The "ITProGuru") is a technology expert who is a master of systems management and security. He is proficient in many Microsoft products especially in the server area (Windows Server, System Center, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization, Etc) and holds many certifications including MCT, MCITP, MCSE, TS, etc. Dan is currently specializing in System Management and Security and is also very passionate about virtualization technologies. Dan is and has been a very active member of the community. He is president of Boston User Groups, Founder of Virtualization Group Boston, Founder of North East Leaders and serves on many IT Community group boards. He is in the process of writing his first book on building technology communities. He is a believer in social networking and can be reached on twitter @ITProGuru. He has participated in many non-technology community groups such as: Rotary Club, Lions Club, local Chambers of Commerce and is a mentor for the local high schools. Dan is an enthusiastic advocate of technology and is passionate about helping others. Dan's lifelong passion has been and continues to be to help and teach others!

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