Host server member of domain running in local hyper V

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I have a server running server 2008 with the Hyper-V role.
This server is hosting a virtual server with SBS2008.
Someone - NOT ME - made the host server a member of the domain of the SBS.
This means that when you restart this host server, you are not able to login in BEFORE the virtual SBS is fully online cause its the domain controller!

This is not a very smart configuration and I wan't to fix this by disjoining the host from the SBS domain.
If I do this I will log in to a brand new profile on the host server.
Could this be a potential problem?
I mean could I somehow loose the hyper v manager by changing the profile?
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you won't affect your hyper-v by disjoin , but test first for any impact ..

while your host is joined to the SBS domain , login with the local administrator for the Host server and test opening the hyper-v console , should work fine
Svet PaperovIT Manager
No, there won’t be a problem of disjoining the host server from the domain. Just make sure that you have configured a local admin account before that.

Another way is to make your Hyper-V server a DC. I know that this is not a suggested configuration by Microsoft but it in small environments works. In that case, just check before if SBS server allows you to have another DC in the same domain, I know SBS has some restrictions.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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if you have a client in the domain and hyper-v is not in a domain, you also need to make changes to how it's managed.

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Thank you all for your comments.
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