Hosting Windows 7 o/s in Hyper-V on Server 2008 DC for remote users to connect to
Posted on 2012-09-06
We have a single Server 2008 R2 machine that I suspect is underutilised, as DC, file and print server for 15 people.
At the moment anyone working from home simply RDPs into their office PC however this means the new people we have joining soon cannot sit at that desk. We need a way of allowing 15 people to work on the office PCs at the same time as up to 6 people logging in from home at any one time (no space to fit in new PCs!).
I thought of installing Hyper-V services on the server and buying six copies of Win7 to install as virtual PCs and allocating one to each remote worker to connect into.
Server is fairly new HP, 24GB ram, plenty of free HDD space. Can anyone fault this or advise if this would comply with all licensing requirements etc, or suggest a better way that would be as cost effective?