Sunday, November 10, 2013

Installing Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Microsoft Hyper-V Server is a standalone product released by Microsoft. You don't need to install any Windows Server version before installing it. It's no need any license and free to use it. The latest version of this is Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. It supports the following features like BitLocker, Failover Cluster, Windows PowerShell and so on.

The Hyper-V server can be joined to the domain and can be managed by Server Manager.

It can be downloaded from here.

The hardware requirements of Hyper-V servers are:

Hyper-V requires a 64-bit processor that includes the following:

  • Hardware-assisted virtualization. This is available in processors that include a virtualization option - specifically processors with Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) or AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) technology.
  • Hardware-enforced Data Execution Prevention (DEP) must be available and enabled. Specifically, you must enable Intel XD bit (execute disable bit) or AMD NX bit (no execute bit)


To install Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, the steps are quite straightforward.

1. Boot-up and Insert the DVD of Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 into a physical server.
2. On "Install Microsoft Hyper-V Server" window, click "Next".

3. Click "Install now".

4. On "License terms" window, check "I accept the license terms".

5. Click "Next".
6. On "Which type of installation do you want" window, click "Custom: Install the newer version of Hyper-V Server only (advanced)".

7. On "where do you want to install Hyper-V Server" window, select the hard disk which you want to install the OS of Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 and then click "Next".

Now, the Hyper-V server are installing in the physical server.

 Then, the server will restart automatically.

8. When installation finished, you can enter the local administrator password of the Hyper-V server.

9. Now, we can change the computer name, IP addresses, join domain and so on in "sconfig".

As a result, the Hyper-V server was installed successfully.

Remark: If all the command prompts are closed, you can do the following tasks.

1. You can press "Ctrl" + "Alt" + "Delete" and then select "Task Manager". 

Click "More details".

3. On the menu of "Task Manager", click "File > Run new task".

4. On "Create new task" window, enter "cmd" and then click "OK".

Now, you can use the command prompt and then you can also enter "sconfig" to call the menu to configure your Hyper-V Server.

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