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Building up a learning lab based on Windows 8 and Hyper-V, Part V, the triumphant return

Building up a learning lab based on Windows 8 and Hyper-V, Part V, the triumphant return

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When we last left our “how to build a Hyper-V based lab” blog post, which is here by the way, we were building our Domain Controller.  So here’s what it looks like as it goes through setup:

 

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Progressing nicely, yay!

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Woot, 100%!

 

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Almost there!

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Rock on!

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And it is done, sort of…

 

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So here we are with Windows Server 2012 identifying its running in a Hyper-V VM, readying its’ Integration Components that come with the base Windows media.

 

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It restarts and continues…

 

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Here we need to give it an Administrator password.  I made it Password1.  You can of course make it something else (and probably should in fact).  This will transition to the domain admin password in a bit.

 

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After that it setups up the security database…

 

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Lo and behold, we are now ready to logon to the system as our Administrator ID.

 

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The time is wrong though, any thoughts on why?  Here’s my system tray:

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Correct, it expected Pacific Standard Time of course, and the dude is east coast.

To logon click the three key icon on your Hyper-V taskbar (the far left icon):

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So after clicking the 3 button icon (Protip:  You can also click CTRL+ALT+END to do the same thing):

 

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Building our profile looks like this:

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Now we get a desktop and Server Manager fires up for our 1st configuration requests:

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On to the next blog on configuring a Domain Controller for a forest and domain root!

Comments
  • Where is part VI?

  • So close but that part I wanted to know is missing. Obviously you need to set the IP address to be static to set this machine up as a DC.

  • By default all Hyper-V services in Windows 8.1 PRO/Enterprise are Automatic(Trigger Start).

    My question how to Enable them? because you will not be able to communicate externally or to run any two machines together.

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