How to install a virtual machine in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012

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To install a virtual machine in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012:

  1. In Server Manager, select Tools > Hyper-V Manager.
  2. In the Actions pane, select New > Virtual Machine.
  3. At Before You Begin, select Next.
  4. At Specify Name and Location, give your virtual machine a name and select Next.
  5. At Assign Memory, select the amount of memory to assign to the virtual machine and select Next.
  6. At Configure Networking, select your NIC and select Next.
  7. At Connect Virtual Hard Disk, to create a new virtual hard disk, select Create a virtual hard disk and select Next.
  8. At Installation Options, select Install an operating system later and select Next.
  9. At Summary, select Finish. The newly create virtual machine will be listed. In this example, the newly created virtual machine is named Windows 8.

 

Install an operating system in the empty virtual machine:

  1. In Server Manager, select Tools > Hyper-V Manager.
  2. Higlight the empty virtual machine.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Under IDE Controller 1, select DVD Drive.
  5. Select Image file and browse to the ISO file with the operating system you want to install.
  6. Select OK to close the Settings dialog box.
  7. Select Connect to open the VM Connection window.
  8. In the VM Connection window, select Action > Start.
  9. Install the Operating System.


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