This how-to article will guide you through the process of building a Hyper-V virtual machine with Microsoft SQL Server 2012, the latest Visual Studio 2010 development tools, SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), and an assortment of other software products to create
a test environment ready for testing and product demos.
If you are interested in building an EMU + KIWI build see this wiki: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/10304.how-to-build-a-combined-set-of-kiwi-and-emu-vms-sql-server-2012-demos.aspx
Same as build machine, but allow for about 100 GB for free drive space, running preferably on a separate spindle from the main OS drive for performance reasons.
Important note about Office activation:
The output of this build is to export from Hyper-V. An import *should* keep Office activated even when moving to another machine. However, if you create a new virtual machine and then attach the VHD instead, Office will de-activate because of new virtual HAL
that was created. Regardless, here is how you can re-activate Office using your own key if needed:
Software prerequisites for guest VM (to install on VM)
If you wish to have connectivity between host and guest, configure virtual internal network according to these instructions:
$apps = Get-SPRSServiceApplication
foreach ($app in $apps)
$emailCfg = Get-SPRSExtension -identity $app -ExtensionType 'Delivery' -name 'Report Server Email' | select -ExpandProperty ConfigurationXml
$emailXml = [xml]$emailCfg
$emailXml.SelectSingleNode('//SMTPServer').InnerText = ''
$emailXml.SelectSingleNode('//SMTPServerPickupDirectory').InnerText = 'C:\Email'
$emailXml.SelectSingleNode('//SendUsing').InnerText = '1'
$emailXml.SelectSingleNode('//SMTPAuthenticate').InnerText = ''
Set-SPRSExtension -identity $app -ExtensionType 'Delivery' -name 'Report Server Email' -ExtensionConfiguration $emailXml.OuterXml
Get-SPRSExtension -identity $app -ExtensionType 'Delivery' -name 'Report Server Email' | select -ExpandProperty ConfigurationXml
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