Published: October 2008
Author: Cynthia Nottingham
This guide will help you set up and configure Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008. For more information about Hyper-V Server 2008, see the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=129170).
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Setting the Administrator Password 5
Hyper-VConfiguration Tool 5
Computer Name 7
Network Settings 7
Add Local Administrator 8
Windows Update Settings 9
Download and Install Updates 9
Remote Desktop 10
Regional and Language Options 10
Date and Time 12
Log Off User 12
Restart Server 12
Shut Down Server 13
Exit to Command Line 13
Open a new Command Line window 13
Hyper-V Server Remote Management 13
Hyper-V ServerRemote Management with Microsoft® Windows Server 2008 13
Hyper-V Server Remote Management with Microsoft® Windows Vista SP1 13
Hyper-V Server Remote Management with Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager 14
Setup Hyper-V Server virtual networks 14
Creating Hyper-V Server Virtual Networks 14
Additional Resources: 15
Hyper-V Installation Prerequisites
Hyper-V requires specifichardware. You can identify systems that support the x64 architecture and Hyper-V by searching the Windows Server® catalog for Hyper-V as an additional qualification. The Windows Server catalog is available on the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=111228).
To install and use Hyper-V, you need the following:
• An x64-based processor.
• Hardware-assisted virtualization. This isavailable in processors that include a virtualization option; specifically, Intel VT or AMD Virtualization (AMD-V).
• Hardware Data Execution Protection (DEP) must be available and be enabled. Specifically, you must enable the Intel XD bit (execute disable bit) or the AMD NX bit (no execute bit).
• The settings for hardware-assisted virtualization and hardware dataexecution protection are available in the BIOS. However, the names of the settings may differ from the names identified previously.
For more information about whether a specific processor model supports Hyper-V, check with the manufacturer of the computer.
• If you modify the settings for hardware-assisted virtualization or hardware data execution protection, you may need to turn off the...