There are a number of different little utilities that we drop into the _Drivers folder on the USB flash drives we use to load the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 OS with. We also put these utilities on our Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 USB flash drives for standalone Hyper-V deployments.
- NOTE: We drop all Server Core and Hyper-V servers into their own OU where we have all aspects of UAC disabled. Core management does _not_ work with UAC enabled.
- Change OU structure to match your own.
- Pause is there to allow us to see if the process succeeded or failed.
- MYSERVERNAME: Must be the name of the Hyper-V server.
- MYDOMAIN: Must be the name of the domain.
- DomainAdmin: Must be the name of an admin account with permissions to join the domain.
- netdom join MYSERVERNAME /Domain:MYDOMAIN.local /OU:OU=SBSServers-ServerCore,OU=Computers,OU=MyBusiness,DC=MYDOMAIN,DC=local /userd:DomainAdmin /passwordd:*
- John Howard’s HVRemote utility
- This utility makes configuring the host for domain/domain, domain/workgroup, and the other iterations a breeze.
- Chris Eck’s VHDTool utility
- We use this utility to create fixed VHDs on _new_ LUNs/LDs or ones that have been properly initialized.
- It is fast and easy.
- NOTE: The size format is in bytes so add those zeroes!
- Intel’s most recent PROSet driver and command line utility.
- Intel Download Center: Intel Server Adapters search results.
- We use the prosetcl.exe utility to configure our adapter teaming and VLAN setup for each team.
- Appropriate drivers
- Intel AXXSASIOMOD (LSI) Driver
- LSI 3442 x64 Driver
- Intel RAID driver
With the above on our flash drive we are able to jump right into configuring the Hyper-V node for clustering or standalone VM guest delivery.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book