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SBS 2008 migration best option?

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I work for an organisation in the UK who has an SBS 2008 installed on an HP ML350 G5, 30 desktops and 50 users.
The box is currently crashing quite often, and management is considering an upgrade as the best way to go for the future.

After having read many blogs I am confused as to what might be the best option but the one that seem the most future proof would be to install a Windows 2012R2 with hyper-v and then create 2 VMS. 1 for AD, DNS, DHCP, files and print sharing, the other for Exchange 2013.

Is it the best option?
I have never used Hyper-v, is it something relatively easy to install 2 VM?
From your experience, what hardware would you recommend?
Do you know of any blogs worth a read that I might have missed?

Thanks in advance

Johann
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virtualise it but is the SBS licenses OEM?
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I don't think so. Why?
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because when you move it to a Virtual Machine, e.g. P2V if that's what you were thinking, activation would break.
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