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The hyper V option in server 2008 is in a way a Citrix like solution or a VMWARE like solution? Does it come standard?
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The Hyper-V option in Windows Server 2008 R2 is an additional Server Role you an as an option to the Windows OS. So would would install the Windows 2008 R2 OS first, and then add the role. That's with Windows 2008 R2. If you were using Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2, then you just install like VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) or Citrix XEN,

So Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2, is similar to VMware vSphere Hypervisor of Citrix XEN.

I know it's a bit confusing but Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 are different products and installations.

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Can you explain the difference between the two?
Paul SolovyovskySenior IT Advisor
Top Expert 2008
Commented:
It more closely resembles VMWare ESXi solution.  Citrix has application virtualizationa and server virtualization.  Hyper V is more like XenServer

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So for APPLICATION VIRTUALIZATION the Hyper-V role is better?
Paul SolovyovskySenior IT Advisor
Top Expert 2008

Commented:
That's incorrect.  The terminal server role is application virtualization, server virtualization is hyper-v

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I understand. And for that I just need to install the Terminal Server role ? What about licensing?

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Also can the terminal server role be on a Domain Control and I can just install software on it?
During the installation of the Terminal Server role you'll have the option of installing the Terminal Server Licensing server as well.  I would do this as well, then you'll have the option to use user or device licensing.  You can purchase user cals for Terminal Server in 5 pack bundles.  They can then be activated in the Terminal Server Licensing manager.  If you follow the wizard during the install of the role it's pretty good at the walk through.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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you need to ask another question for these.

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What about putting the Terminal Server role on an DC machine?