Hyper-V, Server 2012 R2

Automatic Virtual Machine Activation

Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA) acts as a proof-of-purchase mechanism, helping to ensure that Windows products are used in accordance with the Product Use Rights and Microsoft Software License Terms. AVMA lets you install virtual machines on a properly activated Windows server without having to manage product keys for each individual virtual machine, even in disconnected environments. AVMA binds the…

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Templates and Hyper-V without sccvmm

One of the biggest advantages to using sccvmm is that it allows for template control. However you still have to create a sysprep image. The purposes of the deployment was to globally deploy Lync. The cost and management of doing that with sccvmm was the management and the cost of doing it so I decided to just go standalone. Because…

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Installing Hyper-V and Cluster Services

You can run this command from any computer that has administrator access: Install the Hyper-V roll on each machine: Install-WindowsFeature –Name Hyper-V -ComputerName “<computer_name>” -IncludeManagementTools -Restart (this usually takes a couple of reboots, and will reboot the server automatically) Install Clustering roll on each machine: Install-WindowsFeature –Name Failover-Clustering -ComputerName “<computer_name>” -IncludeManagementTools -Restart Install the management tools: Install-windowsfeature -Name “RSAT-Hyper-V-Tools”,”RSAT-Clustering” -ComputerName…

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