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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook by Leandro Carvalho

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Enabling the Hyper-V role

By default, Windows Server does not come with Hyper-V installed. In order to start using the virtual environment, Hyper-V needs to be enabled. Even with its straightforward steps, it is important to understand how it works after the setup and what has changed in Windows architecture.

Getting ready

There are different methods to install Hyper-V. The most common one is through the graphical interface.

To get ready to enable Hyper-V you must be logged on with administrative privileges.

How to do it...

The following steps will demonstrate how to enable the Hyper-V Role for Windows Server and what is changed in the Windows architecture after its installation.

  1. On the Start Screen select Server Manager.
  2. In the Server Manager Dashboard, ...

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