The official release notes for Hyper-V are available for download here. “You need to apply the x64 version to upgrade the Hyper-V role in the parent partition to RTM,” explained John Howard, Senior Program Manager, Hyper-V team, Windows Core Operating System Division. “I recommend you apply [the Hyper-V update] to all Windows Server 2008 physical machines to ensure that the Hyper-V beta components (present on the RTM build of Windows Server 2008) are updated, for both x86 architectures and x64 architectures. Make sure you choose the correct download applicable to your machine architecture. This KB also contains the Hyper-V RTM remote management tools for Windows Server 2008.”
“To upgrade to RTM, you need to apply KB950050 to the parent partition AND upgrade/install the RTM Integration Services in each virtual machine. For new installations, the general steps are: install RTM Windows Server 2008; x64 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter; Select Core or full installation option as required; apply the x64 version of the KB950050 update and reboot; add the Hyper-V role (Server Manager or ocsetup) . After virtual machine operating system installation has completed, Insert the Integration Services setup disk into each virtual machine (Actions menu on Virtual Machine Connection), run setup.exe inside the virtual machine (or use autoplay if enabled), and reboot the virtual machine,” Howard said adding extra information about upgrade options, a FAQ, Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 tools, and the limits of Hyper-V.
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