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can i install server 2012 R2 vitual server on Server 2012 with Hyper-V role installed

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can i install server 2012 R2 vitual server on Server 2012 with Hyper-V role installed

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Question by:piotrmikula108
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by:Cliff Galiher
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For now yes, it works. I never recommend installing a newer OS on an older host with Hyper-V. With current licensing, it is rarely necessary and even more rarely worthwhile. But there aren't any published and documented IC incompatibilities for now...
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Yes you can install Windows 2012 R2 guest on 2012 Hyper-V server and it is supported, please check the following link ;

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn792028.aspx 

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Waddah
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can I install server 2012 R2 virtual server on Server 2012 with Hyper-V role
you cannot add a hyper-visor on top of another hyper-visor
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Is there a particular reason why you can't upgrade the host to Server 2012 R2?

Unless you have other roles on the host that can't be migrated, I can't really see a reason not to upgrade the host OS to 2012 R2 as you get better functionality and a bunch of new features with Hyper-V in 2012 R2. See this link if you'd like to find out more: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/dn282278.aspx#bkmk_sharedvhd

To answer your original question, yes 2012 R2 is definitely supported as a VM on a 2012 Hyper-V host as per the Technet article which Waddah Dahah posted.
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