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Running virtual machines on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core

Running virtual machines on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core

The Server Core installation option for the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system provides a minimal environment for running specific server. I want to run a minimal linux build Virtual machine on this installation. Is it possible? Can i use a Vmware virtual machine ?

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Guest [Entry]

"I will answer your questions first:

Q) Is it possible to run GNU/Linux virtual machine on server core
A) Yes with HyperV role

Q) Can I use a VMWare Virtual Machine
A) No. There is limited capabilities for the Server Core UI.

You could enable the Hyper-V role on your server. If you have a Vista or Win 7 machine you can also download the HyperV management tools to assist in creating your virtual machines.

Try these sites for help:

How To Install Hyper V RTM On Server Core
Installing Hyper V On Windows Server 2008 Server Core
Hyper V On Server Core"