Virtualization and Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Hi, this is Yang and Mike, PMs from the Windows Server Essentials team. In this blog, we would like to share some of our thoughts about virtualizing Windows Server Essentials. Today, more and more businesses have begun to virtualize their IT infrastructure. While there are a lot of articles talking about the benefits of virtualization,… Read more

Proper Backup/Restore Methods for a Small Business Server 2008 Running as a Virtual Machine

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] There is a common misunderstanding as to what a proper backup and restore procedure should be for SBS 2008 running as a virtual machine. We see many customers who are taking “snapshots” in their chosen hypervisors and are under the assumption that… Read more

You Cannot Install the Hyper-V Role on the SBS 2008 Primary Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Martina Grom, Technet Team Blog Austria] When you install the Hyper-V Role on your SBS 2008 Primary Server the DHCP Service will no longer be able to assign IP addresses to your client machines. The reason for this is that we do not support the Hyper-V role on… Read more

"Using Hyper-V with Windows Small Business Server 2008" Documentation Released

The SBS UA team is pleased to announce that the following document is now available in the Windows Small Business Server Technical Library. Title: Using Hyper-V with Windows Small Business Server 2008 URL:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd239207.aspx This document provides an overview of the use of virtualization in a Windows® Small Business Server 2008 (Windows SBS 2008) environment,… Read more

SBS 2008 and Virtualization

Possibly one of the most exciting topics in the market today – well perhaps not as exciting as SBS, but close! Earlier this week we ran a special session for our partners covering the intended support details for running Windows Small Business Server 2008 in a virtual environment.  We know that as you’re planning for… Read more