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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 Installation

Microsoft Hyper-V Server (HVS) 2008 is a hypervisor solution that is based on Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V. Unlike Windows Server 2008 which supports the installation of many different roles, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is standalone virtualization software that does not support any additional roles.

The installation of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 will be very familiar to those of you who have installed a Windows Server 2008 edition because it uses a similar wizard-driven installation. Here are the steps you must follow to install Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008.

  1. Insert the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 installation CD into your server drive.
  2. Power-up the server and boot from the CD.
  3. Select the appropriate language in the main installation dialog.
  4. Select the installation language, time and currency format, and the keyboard and input language, and then click Next.
  5. To begin the installation, click Install Now
  6. Review the license terms, select I accept the license terms if you agree to them, and then click Next
  7. Click the Custom installation button. The Upgrade option is disabled because Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 does not support upgrading from another version of Windows.
  8. Select a disk and partition to install Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, and then click Next to continue.
  9. The automated installation process begins.
  10. After the installation process completes, a logon screen will display.
  11. Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 Logon ScreenWhen you log on for the first time, you may be required to change the local administrator password. After log on, a command line configuration tool automatically launches to allow you to modify the default system settings.

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