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Should I set up a separate OS Drive on a Hyper-V Guest Server

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I'm setting up 3 small workgroup (only 10 users) Hyper-V guest file servers on a Windows 2008 Enterprise Hyper-V host server.  Should I set up separate OS and data drives (vhd)  or is it OK to have a single drive (VHD) / single partition for each  Each Hyper-V guest server?  Thanks!
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You should use the same rule as it was a physical server: if, on a physical server, you will put the OS and DATA on different drives, so: two VHD files; if not: only one.

For fileserver I would go with two VHD drives. Other servers, it depends.

Using different VHD drives could also help you with the size of VHD files: for example, the OS VHD could be dynamic VHD file, while the Data could be a fixed.

What are the other servers that you are planning to install?
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