Guest operating systems that are supported on a Hyper-V virtual machine host

Guest operating systems that are supported on a Hyper-V virtual machine host

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Last Review : June 26, 2008
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For more information about the Microsoft support policy on non-Microsoft virtualization hardware, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

897615 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=897615/) Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software

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INTRODUCTION

This article lists the server and client guest operating systems that are supported on a Hyper-V virtual machine host that is running on a Windows Server 2008-based computer.

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Supported server operating systems

Windows Server 2008, x64-based editions

Note Virtual machines are configured to use one, two, or four virtual processors.

• Windows Server 2008 Standard
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
• Windows HPC Server 2008
• Windows Web Server 2008
• Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008, x86-based editions

Note Virtual machines are configured to use one, two, or four virtual processors.

• Windows Server 2008 Standard (x86 Edition)
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (x86 Edition)
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter (x86 Edition)
• Windows Web Server 2008 (x86 Edition)
• Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V (x86 Edition)
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V (x86 Edition)
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V (x86 Edition)

Windows Server 2003, x86-based editions

Note Virtual machines are configured to use one or two virtual processors.

• Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x86 Edition with Service Pack 2
• Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x86 Edition with Service Pack 2
• Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x86 Edition with Service Pack 2
• Windows Server 2003 Standard x86 Edition with Service Pack 2
• Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x86 Edition with Service Pack 2
• Windows Server 2003 Datacenter x86 Edition with Service Pack 2
• Windows Server 2003 Web Edition with Service Pack 2

Windows Server 2003, x64-based editions

Note Virtual machines are configured to use one or two virtual processors.

• Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition with Service Pack 2
• Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition with Service Pack 2
• Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition with Service Pack 2
• Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition with Service Pack 2
• Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition with Service Pack 2
• Windows Server 2003 Datacenter x64 Edition with Service Pack 2

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

Note Virtual machines are configured to use one virtual processor.

• Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 4
• Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 4

Linux distributions

Note Virtual machines are configured to use one virtual processor.

• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 2 x86 Edition
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 2 x64 Edition
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 1 x86 Edition
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 1 x64 Edition

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Supported client operating systems

Windows Vista, x86-based editions

Note Virtual machines are configured to use one or two virtual processors.

• Windows Vista Business x86 with Service Pack 1
• Windows Vista Enterprise x86 with Service Pack 1
• Windows Vista Ultimate x86 with Service Pack 1

Windows Vista, x64-based editions

Note Virtual machines are configured to use one or two virtual processors.

• Windows Vista Business x64 with Service Pack 1
• Windows Vista Enterprise x64 with Service Pack 1
• Windows Vista Ultimate x64 with Service Pack 1

Windows XP Professional, x86-based editions

• Windows XP Professional x86 with Service Pack 3

Note Virtual machines are configured to use one or two virtual processors.

• Windows XP Professional x86 with Service Pack 2

Note Virtual machines are configured to use one virtual processor.

Windows XP Professional, x64-based editions

Note Virtual machines are configured to use one or two virtual processors.

• Windows XP Professional x64 with Service Pack 2

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Server 2008 Standard
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter

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