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I inherited a test lab where the last IT admin built a Hyper-V environment. I have  two Windows 2003 servers which are in a work group and then one host a primary DC, GC & DNS all via virtual and the second host Exchange 2003 (SP2) virtual in the same domain. How can I tell which was the first server that is the primary  host for the hyper-v environment. Sorry I have not dealt a lot with Hyper-V
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Here is a link to  Microsoft tech note that shuld provide much needed info

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There is no such thing as a primary host for Hyper-V.

Any W2K8/W2K8R2 meeting the physical hardware prereqs has the ability to manage VMs with the Hyper-V role installed.
Kash2nd Line Engineer

not much experience with hyper V but regardless if its a DC and GC, should it not be the primary server ?
As for DCs, the concept of primary and secondary long exists with W2K3.

If you want verify role holders, you can run the following command from any DC:

netdom query fsmo
Hyper V usually runs on the physical server.

From there it should have been set up where you have multiple VMs running inside the Hyper V. As a normal rule you usually do not have any services running on the physical server that you have Hyper V running on.

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