Solved

Windows server 2012 - Run Windows 8.1

Posted on 2014-11-12
7
288 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
Hi..
I have a Windows Server 2012 box. How can I run (maybe in VMware) an instance of Windows 8.1
0
Comment
Question by:JElster
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
7 Comments
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:it_saige
ID: 40438582
You can add the Hyper-V role to 2012 and run an instance of Windows 8.1.

-saige-
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:JElster
ID: 40438589
How do you do this?
0
 
LVL 95

Assisted Solution

by:Lee W, MVP
Lee W, MVP earned 167 total points
ID: 40438625
You add the role.  Like you would for a file server, DC, etc.  It's a role.  Make sure you've enabled Virtualization in BIOS.

Can you elaborate on your skill level?  Anyone who has worked with servers, in my opinion SHOULD know how to install a role or a feature... If you're a novice trying to learn, tell us (put it in your profile).
0
Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

 
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

by:
it_saige earned 167 total points
ID: 40438653
To add the Hyper-V role in Windows Server

1.

In Server Manager, on the Manage menu, click Add Roles and Features.

2.

On the Before you begin page, verify that your destination server and network environment are prepared for the role and feature you want to install. Click Next.

3.

On the Select installation type page, select Role-based or feature-based installation and then click Next.

4.

On the Select destination server page, select a server from the server pool and then click Next.

5.

On the Select server roles page, select Hyper-V.

6.

To add the tools that you use to create and manage virtual machines, click Add Features. On the Features page, click Next.

7.

On the Create Virtual Switches page, Virtual Machine Migration page, and Default Stores page, select the appropriate options.

8.

.On the Confirm installation selections page, select Restart the destination server automatically if required, and then click Install.

9.

When installation is finished, verify the installation by opening the All Servers page in Server Manager, selecting a server on which you installed Hyper-V, and viewing the Roles and Features tile on the page for the selected server. Source
-saige-
0
 
LVL 17

Assisted Solution

by:Spike99
Spike99 earned 166 total points
ID: 40438692
You can add roles using the Server Management tool (the toolbox icon on the taskbar).  Just click on Manage at the top of the window then on Add Roles and Features.

This page has step by step instructions for how to add Hyper-V & configure a virtual machine:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh846766.aspx

There are links at the bottom of that page with additional info about Hyper-V.

You could use VMWare Player (free) or Workstation (not free), but Hyper-V is free with Server 2012, so I'd just go with that.

This page offers some videos on Hyper-V & setting up VMs.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team/archive/2012/07/20/so-you-want-to-get-started-with-windows-server-2012-hyper-v-start-here-in-summary.aspx
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:JElster
ID: 40438850
Hyper V-cannot be installed: A hypervisor is already running

any ideas
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 40438886
Can you elaborate on your skill level?  Anyone who has worked with servers, in my opinion SHOULD know how to install a role or a feature... If you're a novice trying to learn, tell us (put it in your profile).

Is the server already running on a VM.
0

Featured Post

Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
EXCH2013 IIS 4 29
Static IP Address Assignment 10 80
active directory 6 31
Windows 2012 Hyper V machine not restarting after export 16 21
In my previous 24 VMware Articles (http://www.experts-exchange.com/ARTH_1864316.html?arthOrderBy=3&arthSort=1#arth), most featured Intermediate VMware Topics. My next series of articles concentrated on topics for the VMware Novice;   If you would…
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to restore their server from Bare Metal Backup image created with Windows Server Backup feature. As an example Windows 2012R2 is used.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question