How to install SBS2008 into a hyper v session

Posted on 2010-09-09
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Hey there, related to an answer I got earlier regarding SBS2008 and Hyper-V....

If I install server 2008 with Hyper V enabled, when I install the 2008SBS in hyperV is it somehow connected to the Server 2008 domain?

Who controls DNS and DHCP, by thought the SBS 2008 would, but it does not start until the server 2008 is started.

Thank you
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Lee W, MVP earned 1000 total points
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What have you done?

(Just commented in a previous question).

You may have to start over.

Please detail the EXACT operating systems in use on the physical server and the virtual machines.

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I do not mind doing over from scratch.  Probably cleaner.

When I install the server 2008 on the physical box, is it a domain controller or just a standalone server
does it run DHCP?
DOes it run DNS

I want to put SBS 2008 premium into a virtual server (hyper V) on this server 2008 installation
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by:Cliff Galiher
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If SBS is going to be your only domain controller then the host should *NOT* be joined to the domain (leave it in a workgroup) and, like any server, should have a staticly assigned IP address. That way the host boots, does not attempt to find a DC (which would not be up yet) and does not need DHCP or DNS (why would the host *ever* need DNS?), then the guest boots and offers all domain services to the clients on the network.
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Perfect, thank you Cliff!

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LEEW-  DO you have any input since you responded initially
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by:Philip Elder
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As Cliff has said, following the guide I gave you in the last question:
 + Physical Hardware
   --> Install Windows Server 2008 x64 RTM (SBS 2008 Premium 2nd OS)
   --> Install the Hyper-V Role
   --> Run all available updates
   --> Make sure to obtain and run the hotfix for Hyper-V and Nehalem CPUs

 + VMs
   --> Install SBS 2008 OS into a VM
   --> Install Windows Server 2008 OS into a VM

You can set up your Hyper-V Networking on the physical host as follows:
 NIC 1: No H-V vSwitch, have static IP, create local admin account for management.
 NIC 2: Bind H-V vSwitch to this NIC. Since RTM, unbind IPv4 and IPv6 in the HOST on this NIC.
 NIC 3+: Do as NIC 2.

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by:Lee W, MVP
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> why would the host *ever* need DNS?
To find updates from Microsoft.

But otherwise, I do agree with cgaliher

(Sorry, saw the question but had to run out... technically, don't have much time now either)..

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Thanks, I appreciate the followup Leew, the HOst will have the ISP DNS set
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by:Philip Elder
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We would point DNS at your DC VM.

When the host boots, it is okay to not contact a DNS server to register its IP address. Use the same subnet as your VMs so that you can manage the host remotely.

If the host does need updates, then run MU, download the updates, safely shut down your VMs, run the updates, and then reboot the host.


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