Avatar of juengas1
 asked on

Exchange 2003


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
Microsoft Virtual ServerMicrosoft Legacy OSExchange

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment

8/22/2022 - Mon
Tony Giangreco

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question

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.

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
I started with Experts Exchange in 2004 and it's been a mainstay of my professional computing life since. It helped me launch a career as a programmer / Oracle data analyst
William Peck

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.