Hyper-V requires an x64-based processor, hardware-assisted virtualization, and hardware data execution prevention (DEP). Hyper-V is available in the x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter,or as stand alone solution based on Windows 2008 Server and Hyper-V, Hyper-V Server 2008,that can be downloaded for free from Microsoft.
Before you install Hyper-V, verify that your computer has been updated with the release version of Hyper-V.
On a full installation of Windows Server 2008, click Start, click Windows Update, click View update history, and then click Installed Updates.
On a Server Core installation, at the command prompt, type:
wmic qfe list
Look for update number kbid=950050, which indicates that the update for Hyper-V has been installed.
You use Server Manager to install Hyper-V on a full installation. To install on a Server Core installation, you must perform the installation from a command prompt. Running the following command:
Start /w ocsetup Microsoft-Hyper-V
To install Hyper-V on a full installation of Server 2008.
1.Click Start, and then click Server Manager.In the Roles area of Server Manager main window, click Add Roles.
2.On the Select Server Roles page, click Hyper-V.
3.On the Create Virtual Networks page, click one or more network adapters if you want to make their network connection available to virtual machines.
4.On the Confirm Installation Selections page, click Install.
5.Click Close to finish the wizard, and then click Yes to restart the computer.After restart log on with the same account you used to install the role. After the Resume Configuration Wizard completes the installation, click Close.