Review and upgrading Windows Server 2012 install processes.
Windows 2012 improves Active Directory Domain services for domain controller deployments and performing administrative tasks.
3. Install-WindowsFeature FS-FileServer
Install-WindowsFeature Print-InternetServices –allsubfeatures
For Linux guest OSs, you must download and install the latest release of Linux Integration
Services Version 3.4 for Hyper-V from the Microsoft Download Center. As of this writing,
the latest version is 3.4 and is available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/
Using Enhanced Session mode
In previous versions of Hyper-V, when you open a Virtual Machine Connection window in
the Hyper-V Manager console, you receive mouse and keyboard connectivity plus a limited
cut and paste functionality. To obtain any further access, such as audio or print functionality,
you could establish a Remote Desktop Services connection to the VM, but this requires the
computers to be connected to the same network, which is not always possible.
USING DYNAMIC MEMORY
In the first versions of Hyper-V, shutting down the VM was the only way to modify its memory
allocation. In the Windows Server 2012 R2 version, however, you can use a feature called Dynamic
Memory to automatically reallocate memory to the VM from a shared memory pool as
its demands change.
Configuring pass-through disks
A pass-through disk is a type of virtual disk that points to a physical disk drive installed on the host computer. When you add a hard drive to any of the controllers in a VM, you have the option of selecting a physical hard disk as opposed to a virtual one.
To add a physical hard disk to a VM, the VM must have exclusive access to it. This means
that you must first take the disk offline in the parent OS by using the Disk Management
Modifying virtual disks
Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V provide several ways for administrators to manage
and manipulate VHD images without mounting them in a VM. Once you have created a VHD,
whether you have attached it to a VM or not, you can manage it by using the Edit Virtual
Hard Disk Wizard in Hyper-V Manager.
1. In Server Manager, on the Tools menu, select Hyper-V Manager to open the Hyper-V
2. In the left pane, select a Hyper-V server.
3. In the Actions pane, select Edit Disk. The Edit Virtual Hard Disk Wizard starts, displaying
the Before You Begin page.
4. Click Next to open the Locate Disk page.
5. Type or browse to the name of the VHD or VHDX file you want to open and click Next.
The Choose Action page appears.
6. Select one of the following functions:
■■ Compact Reduces the size of a dynamically expanding or differencing disk by
deleting empty space while leaving the disk’s capacity unchanged
■■ Convert Changes the type of format of a disk by copying the data to a new disk
■■ Expand Increases the capacity of the disk by adding empty storage space to the