Adding VM host to my domain RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a Windows 2008 standard server running Hyper-V and hosting all my VMs. It is not attached to any domain.


    Along with a number of XP Pro clients, SBS2008 is running as a VM and has all the server roles associated with it.


    I'd like to use my VM host as a BDC. Would there be any problems in my adding my VM host into my domain?



    Sunday, November 13, 2011 3:17 PM

All replies

  • A couple things to consider:

    1. installing other roles besided Hyper-V on a host puts you in unsupported territory.  MS best practice is that hyper-v should be the only role on a VM host.

    2. If your PDC is a VM, how is your BDC going to connect to it?  There can be weird things happening here when a domain member is booted up and then the PDC is booted.


    For hyper-v questions, you should use the Hyper-V forum for best(more) results:


    Monday, November 14, 2011 1:43 AM
  • Thanks for taking the time to reply, Smjain.

    Sounds like I ought to forget the idea!

    Monday, November 14, 2011 9:31 AM
  • I have done it myself, but not in production environments.  I ran a host hyper-v server in my home test lab for a couple years with it attached to the domain as a bdc.  Never had problems, but it was also only used by me. 
    Monday, November 14, 2011 8:27 PM