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Server Help – Integrating new 2012r2 Hyper-V Server into SBS2011 and planning ahead!

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Hi all
My current set up is 1 x SBS2011 Server running everything in a domain abc.local with 6 Clients running Windows 7.  All working fine.

We are about to roll out a Sage 200 CRM System which will be housed on a new Server as follows
      Physical Server – Windows 2012r2, Running Hyper-V
            VM1 – Server 2012r2, SQL Server
            WM2 – Server 2012 Foundation, Sage 200
Going forward we are looking at phasing out the SBS2011 and moving everything over to VM’s on the new server.  

The questions/thoughts I'm having are….

Can I join the new Physical Hyper-V Server and new VM's to the current sbs2011 Domain?
If I do that can I migrate the AD off the current SBS2011 Server at a later date to another Srver2012r2 machine?

Can I install a new AD on the Hyper-V Server and run that server as both an AD DC and Hyper V server? and on the same network as the SBS2011 Server– Side note: we only have about 10 users in the office and server downtime is not an issue if we have to reboot, shutdown vm’s etc.

Leave the hyper-v server in a work group until we are ready to move away from SBS2011 and then create a new server as a dedicated DC.

I think if possible I would prefer to join the new servers to the SBS2011 domain for now but migrate to a new 2012r2 Server in the future.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Thanks for your prompt answers.  For now I will join the Hyper-V Server and Subsequent VM's to the SBS2011 as we have spare licenses.  

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Not sure where you misunderstood the comments.  The HyperV Host box SHOULD NOT be joined to the domain/be a domain controller.  You'd just be asking for all kinds of issues.

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