Hyper V 2012 R2

Hello Experts,

I added hyper v 2012 R2 to the domain and now I can remotely connect to it using windows 8.1. The next step is to install Standard windows server 2012 with Gui.

I downloaded the iso of the server and it is in a folder on my windows 8.1. The question is how can I proceed ? can I map to the iso directly from my client and build the VM or copt the iso to a network share?

Any assistance will be helpful
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Mal OsborneAlpha GeekCommented:
Either way is possible, however I would copy the .iso to the HyperV box, rather than accessing it back across the LAN.  Once you have done that, go to the HyperV console, go to setting on the machine in question, and connect the image. (see screenshot).

From there, it is just a normal install, followed by optionally installing the HyperV addons.


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SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author Commented:
how will I copy the iso to the C drive of the Hyper V . I am in a domain environment.
SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author Commented:
How can I make a share on the HYPER-V host to allow Domain admins to copy the image. I have no way accessing the C drive on this host from my windows8
SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author Commented:
I managed to add the role for file services on the host server and I created an SMB share. I am now copying the files. I don't know why no one told me to do this from the start.

Thank you Malmensa
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
I have an EE article on Some Hyper-V Hardware and Software Best Practices that may help to answer some questions.

If the ISO is on any other machine but the Hyper-V host Constrained Delegation (TechNet Blog) needs to be set up for CIFS to the ISO hosting machine from the Hyper-V host.

In a standalone setting we create an ISOs folder on the second partition hosting the Hyper-V configuration files and VHDX files and hook the ISOs into the VMs from there.
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