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Hyper-V not listed in Server roles RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to setup hyper-v, but when I go to the server manager and click on add roles, it is not listed in the available server roles. I am running server 2008 standard service pack 2. Thanks!
    Monday, October 3, 2011 7:36 PM

Answers

  • Hi!

    If you are running a 32-bit (x86) version of Server 2008, the Hyper-V role will be absent since it's a 64-bit technology and therefor not included.

    There are also specific 64-bit editions called "2008 server without Hyper-V" available.

    My guess is that you've got one of those installed.

    • Proposed as answer by BrianEhMVP Monday, October 3, 2011 9:03 PM
    • Marked as answer by Vincent Hu Wednesday, October 5, 2011 5:19 AM
    Monday, October 3, 2011 7:43 PM
  • R2 or no?

    If it is Windows Server 2008, then you need to make sure you install the version that includes Hyper-V.

    Before R2 there were 2 product skus for each version of Server 2008, one with Hyper-V and one without.

    With Server 2008 R2 there is only the Hyper-V sku.

    • Proposed as answer by BrianEhMVP Monday, October 3, 2011 9:03 PM
    • Marked as answer by Vincent Hu Wednesday, October 5, 2011 5:19 AM
    Monday, October 3, 2011 7:45 PM

All replies

  • Hi!

    If you are running a 32-bit (x86) version of Server 2008, the Hyper-V role will be absent since it's a 64-bit technology and therefor not included.

    There are also specific 64-bit editions called "2008 server without Hyper-V" available.

    My guess is that you've got one of those installed.

    • Proposed as answer by BrianEhMVP Monday, October 3, 2011 9:03 PM
    • Marked as answer by Vincent Hu Wednesday, October 5, 2011 5:19 AM
    Monday, October 3, 2011 7:43 PM
  • R2 or no?

    If it is Windows Server 2008, then you need to make sure you install the version that includes Hyper-V.

    Before R2 there were 2 product skus for each version of Server 2008, one with Hyper-V and one without.

    With Server 2008 R2 there is only the Hyper-V sku.

    • Proposed as answer by BrianEhMVP Monday, October 3, 2011 9:03 PM
    • Marked as answer by Vincent Hu Wednesday, October 5, 2011 5:19 AM
    Monday, October 3, 2011 7:45 PM