In this tutorial, you will learn how to install a Windows 2012 Server O/S as a Virtual Machine (VM) in Windows Server 2012.
Note: You may also install additional/multiple Windows Operating Systems – depending on your Windows Server 2012 version, Enterprise edition will allow you to run multiple VMs simultaneously.
Open Hyper-V Manager (from Server Manager, click on Hyper-V from the left pane), click on New from the Actions pane then select Virtual Machine…
In the Connect Virtual Hard Disk page, there are three options to choose from – Create a virtual hard disk, Use an existing virtual hard disk or Attach a virtual hard disk later. In this Tutorial we will choose Use an existing virtual hard disk, click on Browse and select the location of the VHD.
Choose Connect from the Actions panel.
Your Virtual Machine should now execute.
You might be interested to read the Install Hyper-V Roles and Features in Windows Server 2012 Tutorial.
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