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    If anyone would like guidance in configuring VMs, like XP or Windows 7, in Hyper-V please feel free to ask me. I'd be glad to tell you how.

    (I have XP, Vista & Windows 7 all running simultaneously along w/ Windows 8 as the Host machine. 4 OSs in the same PC & all running... if the VMs are running doing manual Updates on them is not necessary)

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    Hi,

    I am running Windows 8 Pro 64bit on my HP laptop (i7-3632QM, 8GB RAM).
    I have configured Windows Server 2008 64bit VM on hyper-v with External Virtual Switch (which is configured for my wireless card).

    Wondering what should I do if I want to create two other VMs (W7 & XP) which should communicate with the Server VM? By that I mean, for accessing Internet, they (both of these VMs) should go through windows 2008 server VM. Should I create another Switch (Private or Internal) for those two VMs? How these two VMs (W7 & XP) can be configured so that they will use DNS & DHCP server configured on Windows Server 2008 VM?

    Any suggestions and/or tutorial links would be greatly appreciated.

    One other point I would like to mention here. After configuring that external virtual switch with Hyper-V, 'HP Support assistant' has failed to connect to Internet though I can access Internet successfully. Only when I change the Hyper-V external switch from External to Internal/Private, it works!

    Thank you.
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    Suranjit

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    Suranjit,

    Yes, because the other (client) machines have to be able to talk to the server that was initially built using the External. If you open Hyper-V Mgr, Connect to Server & look @ Virtual Switch Mgr & then highlight Intenral & Private each offers an explanation of what they provide.
    The client machines, certainly, need an internet connection while, they also, must join the server's network.

    Also, I am giving you a link to the 'How To' for Hyper-V that I compiled which, includes screen shots. It is in the Tutorials section of this Forum.

    If, w/ 8G RAM on the Host, you run a virt server & virt client machines be mindful of how much RAM you assign the VMs. If you give them too much everything will not run simultaneously; won't be enough resources to support it all.

    http://www.forumswindows8.com/tutori...per-v-8940.htm

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    Thank you Drew.
    I will go through all the materials you have provided (within few days) and will update here if I have other questions.
    I am planning to upgrade my laptop's memory to 16GB (maximum I can do).

    For VMs (Server 2008, W7 64bit, XP), what should be the decent amount of RAM that I should assign? I am not planning on doing too much work on these VMs but will use Server 2008 VM mostly for education purposes (preparing for MCSA: Windows Server 2008).

    Thanks again.
    Suranjit

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    suranjit,

    You're welcome. As an answer, I gave each of my 3 VMs (XP, Vista, Win7) 1G each w/ 8G on the Host and all 4 machines run nicely simultaneously. @ an unnecessary 2Gs, they won't. W/ 16G on the Host you should be ok w/ 1 or 2G each... trying to assign more than that is not necessary.

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    Please don't laugh as this is a newbie question. Can we clone an OS in Hyper-V or should it be a clean install? Is there a version of Win OS (Pro, Enterprise, etc.) required to be able to do this? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by badrobot View Post
    Please don't laugh as this is a newbie question. Can we clone an OS in Hyper-V or should it be a clean install? Is there a version of Win OS (Pro, Enterprise, etc.) required to be able to do this? Thanks!
    With the ISO file, you can clean install it in Hyper v...that's how I did it...works great.

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    I believe Pro or higher is required. And, Jim, is quite correct... just clean install the .iso into Hyper-V.

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    I am having network issues after I change the virtual switch to External and select the NIC. All internet traffic stops, nothing can connect to the internet - not even the host.

    In the Network Connections I see vEthernet (HyperV Switch) is set to Unidentified Network. My Ethernet adapter is set to Enabled, Shared.

    I tried setting a static IP on the HyperV switch, setting the default gateway to the address of my router,... I'm out of ideas.

    One thing I did notice is there are no settings in the BIOS for Hyper-V or Virtualization. The VM itself runs just fine, I just can't get it to see the internet. When using an Internal switch the host is able to access shared directories on the VM).

    Any thoughts you may have would be appreciated!

    Lou
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    i7-3610QM,
    16GB RAM,
    500GB + free space on HD
    WIndows 8.0 Enterprise Eval
    (for testing, will install a Pro version of Windows 8 from my MSDN subscription after I get things working)

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