We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Windows HyperV -- Gen2 install via DVD ?

How can I install a Gen2
Windows 2012 R2 VM via my DVD ?

 1. install Windows 2012 R2 on PHYSICAL machine, activate HyperV ROLE
 2. install Gen1 VM, insert Windows 2012 R2 DVD media, install works
 3. try to install Gen2 VM, only have ISO media option
Watch Question

Distinguished Expert 2018
You will have to get an ISO or use a utility to convert your DVD to an ISO.
Generation 2 VMs do not have the virtual IDE hardware that is used by generation 1 VMs to redirect physical DVD drive I/O.  The synthetic SCSI adapters (in either generation VM) does not have this ability.