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  • Can the domain controller role be added to hyper-v server 2012? I tried the ps commands from the error it couldnt find ad-domain-role. Is that just not possible or do I need to import a module for it?

    Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:10 PM

Answers

  • Hi!

    The domain controller role can not be enabled on Hyper-V Server 2012. It can't be imported either, as it's a part of the Windows Server 2012 OS.

    Hyper-V Server features only the roles and features necessary for full production functionality of Hyper-V. No other roles are available as Hyper-V Server is a full hypervisor release and not a full Windows Server release.

    If you wan't other roles, you need to install Windows Server instead. Those can also be installed as virtual Machines under Hyper-V Server.

    • Marked as answer by WilNel71 Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:38 PM
    Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:16 PM

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  • Not possible on Hyper-V Server 2012. You need some form of Windows Server.

    Eric Siron http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup/

    Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:12 PM
  • Hi!

    The domain controller role can not be enabled on Hyper-V Server 2012. It can't be imported either, as it's a part of the Windows Server 2012 OS.

    Hyper-V Server features only the roles and features necessary for full production functionality of Hyper-V. No other roles are available as Hyper-V Server is a full hypervisor release and not a full Windows Server release.

    If you wan't other roles, you need to install Windows Server instead. Those can also be installed as virtual Machines under Hyper-V Server.

    • Marked as answer by WilNel71 Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:38 PM
    Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:16 PM
  •   And even if you had a full server version running the hypervisor role, it would be a bad idea to run it as a DC.


    Bill

    Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:36 PM