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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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SBS in Hyper-V

Running SBS as a Hyper-V child partition is a solution that we think makes a lot of sense. Microsoft fully supports running Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard in a Hyper-V child partition. The “Microsoft server software and supported virtualization environments” KnowledgeBase article (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=957006) has the full details. Additionally, the second server that is part of the Premium Add-on is also supported.

One thing you can’t do, isn’t supported, won’t work, and would be a bad idea even if it did work is using the SBS server as the parent partition. If you try to run the Hyper-V role on the main SBS server, you will not be able to get everything to work correctly, especially DNS. You can, however, ...

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