Installing Hyper V server around existing SBS2008 DC
Posted on 2010-11-23
Hi, I have started a project to convert our existing setup as follows:
SBS2008: Acting as a DC and Exchange 2007 server.
I have a new server (physically the same as the existing server) that I want to install Server 2008 Enterprise R2 and instlal Hyper V on.
Now this server will ultimately replace the SBS2008 server and will have Virtual machines acting as a DC and an Exchange 2007 server.
BUT, my question is, will the Hyper V Server need to join the existing Domain so I can connect to it vvia Remote desktop and Hyper V manager?
The Hyper V server will use the full version of Server 2008 R2m not core.
The main thing is I need to remotely connect to it. I'm loathe to do a DC promo on this new server (To allow remote access etc), as I want to be able to see it from my PC which is connected to the Domain controlled by the SBS2008 server.
Having another DC that is seen by the SBS2008 server will probably cause problems.
If I install Server 2008 R2 on the new server and have it join the existing domain (DC is SBS2008), will that cuase problems?