Originally Posted by BigWorms
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.
Originally Posted by Oedipus
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