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Feb
20
comment How to create new domain w/ Hyper-V 2012 hosting the DC server?
By default, Server 2012 has the File and Storages Role enabled. I presume it's OK to leave that alone, and only add the Hyper-V role to the 'on-metal- 2012 server, the licensing should be OK? As an addendum, this config seems to require 3 activations. One for the bare metal, and two for the VM's. Does this go OK, or does anyone have activation issues?
Feb
15
comment How to create new domain w/ Hyper-V 2012 hosting the DC server?
That's interesting that I can use Std, but install only Hyper-V role, then remove the Graphical shell. I'm not concerned about the client management. It's my responsibility as they're a spin-off business from my Main gig, and I'll need to admin. However, the standalone HV server is an absolute bear to administrate in workgroup mode if you're planning to create the DC as a new VM. If it won't use a license to run Std as HV only, I may consider that route.
Feb
13
comment How to create new domain w/ Hyper-V 2012 hosting the DC server?
Thanks to both Chris S and HopelessN00b. It seems pretty clear it's wise to keep a 2nd physical DC, and this is true regardless of the Hyper-V scenario. Too bad it's going to cost a second Server license (Standard gives you Hyper-V and 2 VM licenses) to set this up properly.
Feb
13
comment How to create new domain w/ Hyper-V 2012 hosting the DC server?
Hmm, so is it feasible, to 1) install the Hyper-V in workgroup mode. 2) Install the DC as a VM. 3) Join the Hyper-V to the new VM DC, and then 4) Set up a second physical box as a secondary DC? I'd set up the stand-alone DC first, but I'll probably need a couple of weeks to get the hardware and procure funds for the 3rd Windows Standard license needed.