You can't install the Hyper-V Server, or enable the Hyper-V Role on Windows
Server 2008, when you are running in a VM. The reason is actually quite
simple and obvious if you think about it - Hyper-V depends on the hardware
virtualization support of the underlying Intel or AMD processor. Only one
process can control that hardware virtualization in the current iterations
of CPUs, therefore a hyper-v child VM can't possibly have access to the
hardware virtualiztion - the hyper-v parent already "owns" it.
Charlie. http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64 http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
"Brent Welke" <brent@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Hi Guys,
> I have a few VMs working on Windows 2008 Ent with Hyper-V, such as Win2k3,
> Vista, XP.
> My problem ... I then installed MS Hyper-V Server (free ed) as a VM on the
> same 2008 Server, the install went fine but when I logon to the VM an
> error promp appears "no active network adapter found".
> What am I doing wrong?
> When I installed MS Hyper-V Server as a VM I only had one physical Nic in
> the server, since then I added another one changed this VM to use the new
> adapter but it made no difference. I even ran/added "integration
> services", rebooted, no difference.
> You may be asking why would I want to run Hyper-V Server as a VM on
> Windows 2008 Hyper-V, simple I only have one machine and wanted to get a
> feel for it. I read someone's blog that suggested it was possible to run
> another Hyper-V on top of Hyper-V.
> Thanks for your time.