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Installing Internet Explorer on Hyper-V Server 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Two general questions:

    1. Can Internet Explorer be installed on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2?

    2. What is the maximum amount memory that can be used by Hyper-V Server 2008 R2?

    Thanks, Jesse

    Thursday, January 27, 2011 5:57 PM

Answers

  • Hi!

    1. Internet Explorer can not be installed, since Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is a core edition, which lacks graphical user interface (i.e. Explorer.exe).

    2. The largest amount of memory supported is 1TB RAM.

     

    • Marked as answer by jwmms Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:31 PM
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:09 PM

All replies

  • Hi!

    1. Internet Explorer can not be installed, since Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is a core edition, which lacks graphical user interface (i.e. Explorer.exe).

    2. The largest amount of memory supported is 1TB RAM.

     

    • Marked as answer by jwmms Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:31 PM
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:09 PM
  • Thanks for the quick reply Mike.
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:31 PM
  • Hi!

    1. Internet Explorer can not be installed, since Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is a core edition, which lacks graphical user interface (i.e. Explorer.exe).

    2. The largest amount of memory supported is 1TB RAM.

     

    However, you can get an explorer environment in Hyper-V server by using Explorer++.  It doesn't require "installation".  Just run the application from a command window.  Better yet, I created a 'Run' entry in the registry (HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Just create a new string value with the data set to the location of the application.  Now, when I remote in to Hyper-V server, the Explorer++ shell loads on login. It very closely mimics Windows Explorer without all the overhead.  A hell of a lot easier when you need to navigate the file system for what ever reason you need.
    • Proposed as answer by tanerin Tuesday, April 9, 2013 9:37 PM
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 6:05 PM
  • You could also install other web browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox.
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:02 PM