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JamesNT

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We all know that Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard allows for two VM's.

However, is that when ONLY the hyper-v role is being used?  For example, if I install the file share role along with hyper-v, do I give up my two VM's???

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Yes, I believe that is the case. That is my understanding anyway. It's also what I've implemented myself.

I only install Hyper-V on the physical box, then use the 2 "free" VMs [smile]
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James,

No you only use 1 license, but you loose the ability to host a VM on the Hyper-V Host with that license.
As Stuart mentioned, install Hyper-V and use the 2 free guests.

On the host you can install management agents, backup agents, monitoring agents, AV etc, but nothing that offers services to other users (No DNS/ DHCP/ File Services/ printer roles/ AD/ Backup Server/ anything that needs a Server Role/ Server Feature after Hyper-V install. I think Dedup is the exception)

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Well shit.

Thanks guys!

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