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Anybody know how I can run it with my domain controller being a VM inside of it? It seems everything I read on Hyper V 2012 Server says that it assumes you have a domain setup.
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You can, but virtualizing your only DC is not recommended.
    
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Originally Posted by BigWorms View Post

Anybody know how I can run it with my domain controller being a VM inside of it? It seems everything I read on Hyper V 2012 Server says that it assumes you have a domain setup.
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Originally Posted by Oedipus View Post

You can, but virtualizing your only DC is not recommended.

Oedipus is correct under the following assumptions:

Your Hyper-V server is attached to the domain (it doesn't have to be)

AND

Your VM functioning as the PDC Domain Controller does not have an external time server set (you shouldn't do this even with a physical DC)

As long as one of those two is not true, everything will run fine.

EDIT: I will add however, you should delay startup of all VMs that require AD authentication so that the DC will be online first. A delay of 30 seconds should suffice depending on the IO of the DC's VHD.
Edited by RussianGrimmReaper - 9/11/12 at 12:53pm
post #34 of 35
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Originally Posted by Oedipus View Post

You can, but virtualizing your only DC is not recommended.
Thanks. Makes sense, but for home use I was hoping to simplify things and just run one box.
post #35 of 35
Simple enough, if your physical box is JUST a Hyper-V host...don't join it to the domain. Like it was just said, use startup delays on your other VMs so that your DC is up and services started before other VMs start to power.
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