AD on physical OS and Exchange on Virtual OS (Windows server 2008 Standard) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it legal to have one physical Windows server 2008 standard running Active directory and hyper-V roles and a Virtual machine running Exchange 2010, both environments on the same physical server?
    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:28 AM

All replies

  • Legal?  As long as you have the correct licensing from Microsoft for both instances of Windows, Exchange, etc.

    Recommended?  No, running any role other than Hyper-V on the host puts you in an unsupported state.  If you're using R2, and you install the AD role on the host you also forfeit your "free" virtual licenses.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:17 PM