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Can i install Hyper-v role on SBS 2008? Is it a best practice?

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It is not a supported configuration.

Because of the networking requirements of SBS and Hyper-V it is not recommended.
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demazter thx, have you tried it?
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It's not just "not a best practice", it "breaks" the box. Lots of folk have tried it, as a matter of fact there is an open question where a fellow was having multiple issues and it turns out he had enabled it.
Main issue is it creates a virtual NIC, and SBS will not work with multiple NIC's in doing so it kills DHCP.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;958829

There are those that claim they have made it work by hacking the system and disabling DHCP, but every time you run a networking wizard or install a major patch it breaks again. Also the BPA will flag it every time. In addition call Microsoft or post a question here and the response is always uninstall it and call back.

Definitely a NO, NO.

Supported Virtualization scenarios:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2008/09/15/sbs-2008-and-virtualization.aspx 
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Thank you guys !
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Thanks IT_Group1.
Cheers!
--Rob
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