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


Thought Leadership & Events

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 ManagerAdd RoleHyper-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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  • 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