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Installing Windows SBS 2008 RC0 on Hyper-V RTM

Windows Small Business 2008 RC0 DVD’s I downloaded. Having a machine with Windows Server 2008 and the RTM of Hyper-V ready I though I might as well install it on there.

Here are the steps to install SBS 2008 RC0:

  1. First install a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 on a machine with at least 4GB of RAM. The Small Business Server Premium version comes as a two server install and the first server requires 4GB of RAM. It will run with less though.
  2. Download the Windows Small Business 2008 RC0 DVD’s and copy them to a folder on this machine.
  3. Install all the updates from Windows Update. The RTM version of Hyper-V will be on there after july 8th. You can also download the RTM version of Hyper-V here: Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB950050).
  4. Add the Hyper-V Role using the Windows Server Manager. Once this is installed use the Hyper-V Manager and click  “New” in the Actions pane on the right. Choose “Virtual Machine”. 
  5. On the Wizard for a new Virtual Machine click on Next:
  6. Enter a name for the Virtual machine (Something with SBS 2008 Server 1)[…]

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