Note: When you enable hardware assisted virtualization (Intel VT or AMD AMD-V) in the BIOS, you must
TURN THE SYSTEM OFF. NOT REBOOT. OFF.
These features are usually on by default. If there are BIOS options,
NOTE: For virtualizing desktops using RemoteFX,
SLAT hardware is REQUIRED. To take advantage of SLAT hardware, you must be running Windows Server 2008
R2 or later or Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 or later. Previous versions (Windows Server 2008/2008 SP2 & Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008/2008 SP2) do not support SLAT hardware and will simply ignore these hardware capabilities.
There are some hardware features that Hyper-V does not utilize and enabling them will prevent Hyper-V from loading. Specifically, please be sure that:
If either of these options is enabled, Hyper-V won’t launch and errors will be posted to the Event Log, for example:
*DEP: For more information on DEP, check out this article
Data Execution Prevention on MSDN and this KB .
Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is a system-level memory protection feature that is built into the operating system starting with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. DEP enables
the system to mark one or more pages of memory as non-executable. Marking memory regions as non-executable means that code cannot be run from that region of memory, which makes it harder for the exploitation of buffer overruns.
DEP prevents code from being run from data pages such as the default heap, stacks, and memory pools. If an application attempts to run code from a data page that is protected,
a memory access violation exception occurs, and if the exception is not handled, the calling process is terminated.
DEP is not intended to be a comprehensive defense against all exploits; it is intended to be another tool that you can use to secure your application.