Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 are so similar that they even share the same version number (6.2)! It should come as no surprise that some desktop features have been integrated into Server (like the Start Screen). While having the Start Screen on Server isn’t the best in terms of diffusion, some great Server features did manage to make it back into Windows 8. The biggest example – Hyper-V! Now, on a client OS, you can natively run an entire virtual environment. In this guide, I’ll show you exactly how to do this so that you can start creating a Hyper-V lab on Windows 8.
I see a couple of common questions every day on Experts-Exchange and TechNet Forums. The common theme in each question is that the answer isn’t easily found in one place. As in this post, Microsoft documents the process of demoting a DC in seven different Knowledge Base articles. The next few posts will cover these common questions and the resources to solve them.
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