Microsoft Server 2008

Post date: Jul 25, 2011 12:23:54 AM

Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 03:55 PM

Posted by Administrator

These are my rough notes on beginning to work with Server 2008. I expect to clean them up later.

Server 2008 is easy and fast to install and it has been painless to use so far.

Hyper-V did require me to change the Bios settings before it would start the hypervisor, but once running is very nice to work with.

Raw disks seem to work well.

Notes on migrating virtual machines from Virtual Server 2003 to Server 2008 Hyper-V:

* Set the IP to DHCP and if possible, remove the ethernet adapters

* You MUST be on Server 2003 SP2 if at all possible, the mouse and network will not work otherwise

* In Device Manager, select "Show Hidden Devices" and disable ParVDM (no parallel ports in Hyper-V