Windows 8 Core Hyper-V & Native VHD Boot

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by Jacoub, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Jacoub

    Jacoub MDL Member

    Aug 14, 2011
    #1 Jacoub, Aug 16, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2013
    Greetings all,
    I have three questions and I'm counting on MDL to find the answer!!!!:eek::eek::eek:
    1- Is there away to add Native VHD Boot to a Windows 8 Core/Single language Host. Maybe a 3rd party software or a Hack. I know by definition it doesn't support this feature.
    2- Is there away to install a Hyper-V Client on a Windows 8 Core/Single language to control another Windows Hyper-V Host. I tried 5nine it is per host/year? and very expensive
    3- Is there away to have a Hyper-V Client running on Windows 8 Enterprise to control Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Host? Unfortunately Windows 8 Hyper-V Client can control Windows 8 Enterprise Hyper-V Host and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Host but not Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-v Host. MS released "Windows6.1-KB958830-x64-RefreshPkg/Windows6.1-KB958830-x86-RefreshPkg" to be installed on a Windows 7 Client "not Windows 8" which can control both 8/2012 & 2008 R2. I also know they have something called "System Center 2012" does anybody knows if it has that feature and how to enable it. Again I used 5nine 3.0 which is good but 3.5 is only licensed and it is expensive

    I hope I didn't poor you with my questions but I think that is the concept of MDL learning

    Thanking you all:worthy::worthy:
  2. RichardsD

    RichardsD MDL Novice

    Aug 19, 2013
    Hi Jacoub,
    I am using 5nine Manager for Hyper-V for what you need, and the price actually looks pretty fair to me :rolleyes:, as I get free updates and support.
    Anyway, I haven't found anything to substitute it with at a reasonable price.