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    Hello all. I am new to certification and want to grap first Server 2012 (70-410).

    I am studding Nuggets and Microsoft Press but i think that doing the labs is the most of it!

    But a i am confused on how can i make a lab. Need suggentions with all i have to do

    I have Windows 8 / server 2012 evaluation on same HD. The server 2012 was a VHD format that i downloaded from Early Experts Quest.

    What can i do to build a lab environment for study for certification ?

    In what machine i can set hyper-v?

    Where to install Remote Desktop for trade machines? Any kind of configuration must be done?

    Litte confused.

    Thanks all

    Thiago

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 4:53 PM

Answers

  • In terms of using one or the other to host for a personal test environment I don't think it really matters.  Might as well run Hyper V on your Win 8 and host all your VM's there.

    Chuck Pedretti | Magenic – North Region | magenic.com

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013 4:07 AM

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  • You can use Hyper-V in Windows 8, Server 2008 and Server 2012

    Chuck Pedretti | Magenic – North Region | magenic.com

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 7:07 PM
  • This is the basic setup that I'm running for messing around with some of the high availability solutions.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/6198.how-to-build-sql-server-2012-alwayson-hyper-v-virtual-machines-for-demos-emu-build.aspx


    Chuck Pedretti | Magenic – North Region | magenic.com

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 7:11 PM
  • ok, i already installed Hyper-V in Windows 8, but what you recommend to do.

    How many servers 2012 must be installed to make a complete lab? What you suggest?

    1 server for DC ?

    1 server core ?

    1 server full gui ?

    I will use active directory, dhcp and dns for study purpose.

    thanks

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 7:59 PM
  • If you're actually reading the MS Press book, it'll tell you how many servers/VM's you'll need (hint - three should do it, with one being server core)
    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 8:15 PM
    Answerer
  • I've got 6 of them:

    1 - DC

    3- SQL (so you can set up any type of high availability)

    1 - Base - used only to make more copies (Server 2012 install)

    1 - Win 8  (Server 2012 is my primary OS so it is nice to have a client OS for some testing)


    Chuck Pedretti | Magenic – North Region | magenic.com

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 9:17 PM
  • I have win8/win12 in same machine.

    My win8 is where i play, music....

    My win12 is empty... nothing installed, only GUI

    Where is more useful to use Hyper-V? Using the server2012, can i remote desktop on my win8 client and vice versa?

    Need how to...

    Thanks

    Thiago

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 10:17 PM
  • In terms of using one or the other to host for a personal test environment I don't think it really matters.  Might as well run Hyper V on your Win 8 and host all your VM's there.

    Chuck Pedretti | Magenic – North Region | magenic.com

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013 4:07 AM