Installing Windows Server 2012 Essentials in Hyper-V on Windows 8
Today, I installed Windows Server 2012 Essentials Beta in Hyper-V on Windows 8 Release Preview. Read on for details!
Today, I downloaded the newly released Windows Server 2012 Essentials Beta onto my Windows 8 Release Preview test machine using Hyper-V. Here is how I did that.
Hyper V is not installed by default. I installed it and told you about how to do that here. Go ahead and install Hyper-V, then open the Hyper-V Manager.
Install Virtual Switch
You need to install a virtual switch so Hyper-V can talk with your network. In Hyper-V, select Virtual Switch Manager. You’ll see this screen:
Select External. Click on Create Virtual Switch. You’ll see this.
Give it a name and if you use VLAN’s then select Enable virtual lan identification at the bottom. I have not implemented VLAN’s so I left that blank. Select Apply, click through the warning that your network connection will be reset, and Hyper V has added a virtual switch sharing your physical network connection.
Download ISO File for Windows Server 2012 Essentials Beta
The Windows Server 2012 Essentials Beta can be downloaded here. Download the ISO file to your Windows 8 machine.