MCSE for Server 2012 and Hyper-V RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm just a guy with a Win 7 computer at home. I can run 2012 R2 as a VM (VMWare). I am wondering if, with this equipment, I can study for my 410, 411 and 412? Or will I need to run R2 directly on a computer? I would love to learn Hyper-V but I think on Win 7 it is not possible (not sure but think this is the case). 


    Sunday, November 2, 2014 8:38 PM


  • Nope, with Windows 7 you will not be able to practice using Hyper-V. You can run a Windows server inside a virtual machine, but the VM is already being virtualized, so running another virtualization technology inside the VM is going to be problematic.

    You could upgrade your Windows 7 into Windows 8, which does allow you to run Hyper-V. Or you could configure your computer for dual-booting and install Windows Server as one of the boot options. Depending on the characteristics of your computer, you can even configure it to boot from an external disk in a USB port, and install the additional OS on that external drive.

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 7:38 AM