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Installing SBS 2011 with premium Add-On from scratch

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Hello Experts.  I just bought a new Dell T420 Server and the plan is to install two Servers on this physical machine.  One Server will run SBS 2008R2 Standard which will act as a Terminal Server and the second will be SBS 2011 with Exchange and I would like it to be the domain controller.  I am not familiar with Server Core and would like to have both up and running with GUI.  Do I first need to install 2008 Server Standard R2, then install the Hyper V role and then install SBS 2011 into a virtual machine?  The Server has three hard drives and is configured as a single RAID 5 volume right now.  Please advise if I am on the right track.
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The way to do this is to take your premium add-on media (the 2008 R2 Standard media) and install it on the physical machine. Enable Hyper-V. Create two VMs. Install SBS 2011 in one VM, and install 2008 R2 Standard (again) in the other. Enable RDS (terminal services) in this second VM, not on the host.
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That is wonderful information.  This must be why the premium add on has two serial numbers, one regular key and one virtual key?  So the first 2008 R2 install will really not run anything then except the two Hyper V's?  Which computer will then run as the domain controller?  The SBS 2011VM?
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Correct, the host can only run the hyper-v role by licensing terms when set up this way. Running other roles would break the 1+1 licensing rights granted.

SBS 2011, like all versions of SBS, must be a domain controller, and will set itself up as one during install.
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Thank You, crystal clear.
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Very Clear and precise information
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