SBS 2008: You cannot install Hyper-V Role on Primary Server

When you install Hyper-V Role on your SBS 2008 Primary Server, DHCP Service’ll no longer be able to assign IP addresses to your client machines. This’s because Hyper-V role on SBS 2008 Primary Server isn’t supported. The SBS wizard expects only one network adapter and binds DHCP to that network interface. Similar problems with DHCP can be experienced if […]

When you install Hyper-V Role on your SBS 2008 Primary Server, DHCP Service’ll no longer be able to assign IP addresses to your client machines. This’s because Hyper-V role on SBS 2008 Primary Server isn’t supported. The SBS wizard expects only one network adapter and binds DHCP to that network interface. Similar problems with DHCP can be experienced if you’re using 2 NICs, this’s also an unsupported topology. For more info, read: KB968250 and KB958829. For further reading concerning Hyper-V and SBS 2008, refer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd239207(WS.10).aspx.