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Using Hyper-V with Windows Small Business Server 2008

Updated: May 27, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

The Microsoft® Hyper-V™ technology provides software infrastructure and basic management tools that you can use to create and manage a virtualized server computing environment. You can use a virtualized server computing environment to address a variety of business goals that help improve business efficiency and reduce costs.

This document provides an overview of virtualization in an environment based on the Windows® Small Business Server 2008 (Windows SBS 2008) software suite, and it discusses scenarios in which Windows SBS 2008 supports the Hyper-V technology. This document does not discuss any other virtualization software or solutions. It assumes that you have a working knowledge of virtualization software in general and of Hyper-V in particular.

This document helps you understand and configure Hyper-V for your Windows SBS 2008 environment. This information is presented in the following sections: