SBS2011 in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Posted on 2012-09-16
I am trying to create a virtual machine for SBS2011 in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
SBS2011 will be a domain controller (there will be other VMs as member servers) and will provide the space for users to save their word/excel files in additional to Exchange 2010 data.
I was going to create a SBS2011VM with 16GB RAM and 1TB .vhdx. During OS install, I was going to create a 200GB partition and when OS install is finished, create another partition of 800GB in Computer Management in the SBS2011 VM. This 800GB partition will be used to store Exchange data and user data.
FYI there are 3 active users and total size of all the files/documents will be less than 10GB at this point.
However some experts indicated that creating a 200GB partition for SBS2011 OS in the SBS2011 VM is fine, but do not create another partition within SBS2011 VM. Instead I should create a separate "Dynamic" VHDX.
Can someone explain to me why and how I would see this separate virtual hard disk from SBS2011 My Computer? Do I map to this virtual hard disk?