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Install Windows 2008 R2 as a guest on to a Windows 2008 HyperV Server

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I have a client that has a single 2008 Server that is running HyperV.  One of his servers is utilized as a Terminal Server.  He is wanting to upgrade to 2008 R2 and RDS.  My plan is to purchase a 2008 R2 Open Licenses along with RDS CALs.  Just want to make sure that 2008 R2 can operate as a guest on a 2008 (Not R2) HyperV Server.  Any one done this?
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Windows 2008 Server R2 can operate as a Guest within a Windows 2008 Server Hyper-v Host. Make sure you are running SP2

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794868(v=ws.10).aspx
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It will work as per the list of supported guest operating systems for Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2761.hyper-v-supported-guest-os-list-en-us.aspx
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Windows Server 2008 R2 can be a guest OS on Windows Server 2008 SP2 Hyper-V.

However, some of the RDS role services cannon run in virtualized enviroment: Remote Desktop Virtualization Host requires Hyper-V and it can run on a physical server only.
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