I'm just about to get a new server which I will either install server 2008 r2 or 2012 on it, either way my question is...
I would rather not install the hyper v direct as a bare metal install, so once server 2008 has been install in the normal way, is it possible to set up the virtual server to be the main server for the network (main being the operative word) running as a file server and exchange server as well..? In other words I would need the real (non virtual) server to be simply there as a host but not involved in the network per-say..??
The main reason I would like to go down this road is for disaster recovery..? Am I correct in perusing this as a solution..??