I'm looking to set up a single physical server with Windows Server 2012 Standard and Hyper-v host role. I know some people who configure the dc and hyper-v host roles on the physical server but I'm worried about that scenario. This is a small business with limited funds so, I'm trying to avoid having to buy a second physical server for the DC role. What do you think about me setting up The one physical server as a Windows server 2012 standard with Hyper-v host role (not joined to a domain), and setting up a Hyper-v guest Windows server 2012 DC on it. Any suggestions for avoiding the purchase of a second server would be appreciated! I don't want to use Windows SBS though. Thanks!