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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Additional Installation Methods

In addition to installing Hyper-V manually, there are options for installing it using automated methods. The first method—unattended installation using Unattend.xml—installs the operating system as well as the Hyper-V role in a single process. The Unattend.xml file answers all of the questions during the deployment. The second method—Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008—provides a way to install the operating system and the Hyper-V role in a single automated step but without the development of the Unattend.xml file. MDT will automatically create an Unattend.xml file and utilize post-install scripts to configure other specified options and settings. The third method—System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008—provides ...

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