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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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Installing and configuring Hyper-V

In order to explore Hyper-V and then overlay VDI on it, we are going to need a server to work with. For evaluation purposes, this could simply be a modern laptop; I have a 16 GB laptop with an Intel i7 processor, which I have modified by adding a 750 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) to reduce disk contention when I am running multiple VMs. I am assuming that you have something like this to work on. The key thing is that it can support Hyper-V, and you have enough RAM and disk space to support the running of multiple VMs on it. Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 R2 is available as a free evaluation, which is good for 180 days once activated. This can be downloaded from the following link:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dn205286.aspx ...

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