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Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper-V™: Insiders Guide to Microsoft's Hypervisor by Mike Sterling, John Kelbley

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Chapter 2: Installing Hyper-V and Server Core

In Chapter 1, “Introducing Hyper-V,” we spent a great deal of time talking about the “why” for Hyper-V. Now let’s look at how to actually start using Hyper-V. Because Hyper-V is a built-in role of the operating system, installation is quite simple. However, you need to take certain steps to ensure that you’re using the latest version of Hyper-V.

In this chapter, we’ll cover three different usage scenarios. First, we’ll look at a clean installation—installing Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V on a clean system. Then, we’ll look at upgrading from the beta version of Hyper-V included with Windows Server 2008 to the final version of Hyper-V. For those of you running Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Server ...

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