Step by Step Guide to Install Windows Hyper-V Guest Operating System

Requirements

Install Windows Server 2008/2003 or Linux as guest operating system into the Windows Hyper-V server.

Step by Step Guide

1) Create Windows Hyper-V Virtual Machine

Make sure to create Windows Hyper-V virtual machine first. Please refer to Step by Step Guide to Create Windows Hyper-V Virtual Machine.

2) Open Windows Hyper-V Manager

Windows Server 2008 Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Hyper-V Manager.

3) Start Virtual Machine

If the virtual machine is not running, You should start it first by right click virtual machine and select start.

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4) Connect to Virtual Machine and Start to install guest operating system

Right click Virtual Machine name and select Connect. The Virtual Machine Connection tool window pops up.

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5) Choose install media

Select Media > DVD Driver > Insert Disk... menu item if you want to install guest operating system from .iso file.

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6) Select Windows Server 2003 install ISO file

Browse the hard driver and find the .iso file.

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7) Install Windows Server 2003

Just click "Enter" key after step 6. Follow the screen to install window Server 2003.

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8) Install Windows Server 2003 CD 2

Change the install media from CD1 to CD2 by choosing Media > DVD Driver > Insert Disk... menu item. Browse the hard driver and find the correct ISO file.

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Click the "Ok" button to install the second CD.

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9) Install Integration Services and Virtual Machine Drivers

This action will install hardware driver for the virtual machine.

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10) Configure Network for Guest OS

Specify a dedicated IP for the virtual machine. So you can access the server from outside with the IP.

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11) Enable Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

So you can login to the Hyper-V server with RDP.

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12) Finish

Now your Hyper-V server should be ready for you to use.

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