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HyperV easy guide

I have a new DELL PE T100 Windows Serveur 2008 R2, 64bits, 4Go RAM server
The server is AD, DHCP, DNS of a small 8 PC network

I am looking for a quick install guide for creating one HyperV virtual machine (Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008). And some answers to basic questions:

- do I need a second NIC controler?
- Is 4GO RAM enough for a single viltual machine?
- can I use same Windows 2008 R2 OEM licence key for the virtual server?
- Do I need a special licence Key for a Windows 2003 Server  ? ; can I use an old OEM licence key of a offline Windows 2003 Sever?
- Where can I find an esaly tutorial to install virtual machines?

Thank you
 
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
Here is a Hyper-V Getting Started Guide: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732470%28WS.10%29.aspx

4GB of RAM is a little bit low; it depends on what you are planning to do with the VM. The host with Hyper-V role only needs around 1GB, so you are left with less than 3GB of for the VM.

License: you should have two serial numbers on the sticker of Windows Server license: one is for the physical and the other for a virtual installation. If you want to use Windows Server 2003, yes you need a different license key – you could contact Dell or Microsoft, they will help you. Here what Microsoft says about the downgrade rights http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/pages/downgrade_rights.aspx#server and here what I found a long time ago but never tried about preserving the OEM pre-activation: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd941645%28WS.10%29.aspx (Disclaimer: both documents are official Microsoft documents, but I don’t know if it is legal to use these keys in your case)


You don’t need a second NIC if both the physical and the virtual server will be on the same subnet.
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gadsadAuthor Commented:
thank you
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