Tuesday 9 February 2016

Hyper-V 101: What Windows Server Media Should I Use?

This may seem like a bit of a silly N00b style post but there’s a good reason for it.

How many of us are using Windows Server Media to install hosts via USB Flash then guests via ISO?

I venture to guess almost all of us.

Okay, POLL Time: What is the _date stamp_ on the Setup.EXE located on that flash/ISO?

As of today, if it’s a date earlier than November 22, 2014 then it’s _too old_ to be used in production systems:


Please log on to the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Centre, MSDN, or TechNet to download a newer ISO.

Then update the flash drives used to install Hyper-V hosts and nodes.

It should be Standard Order of Procedure (SOP) to keep operating system load souces up to date.

Philip Elder
Microsoft High Availability MVP
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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