There seems to be a bit of a caveat when it comes to installing SBS 2011 into a VM on Hyper-V with regards to the VM picking up the proper time during the initial OS install.
We found that once the OS had finished installing both the time and time zones were not correct despite the time zone being set within the Answer File.
To mitigate any timing problems when installing the OS into a VM we can either:
- Enable Time Synchronization in the VM’s Hyper-V Integration Settings temporarily.
- Make sure to disable Time Synchronization once SBS shows its successful install screen.
- This allows the VM to have its time correctly synchronized with the host’s clock.
If the VM OS install is being done in Migration Mode then any time mismatches between the source and destination servers will cause a total loss of the SBS 2011 install resulting in the need to step back on the source server.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book