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 Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 OEM Preinstallation Kit

The Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) helps simplify the preinstallation process and provides options for system builders to use in customising their systems.

Benefits of using the OPK

  • Helps save valuable time during preinstallation.
  • Eliminates the need to answer setup questions one by one through the use of an answer file.
  • Allows you to install and customise unattended preinstallations using a custom configuration set.
  • Enables offline servicing of the product (adding QFEs, drivers and language packs to a system with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 installed).
  • Enables installation of Windows Deployment Services.

Hyper-V Server 2008 OPK Download

The Hyper-V Server OPK contains documentation to help you use Windows Server 2008 OPK tools to preinstall Hyper-V Server 2008 on the computers you build

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Installing the OPK

  1. Insert the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 OPK CD in the CD-ROM drive of the technician computer. If AutoRun does not initialise, open Windows Explorer and click the designated CD-ROM drive, and then double-click StartCD.exe.
  2. Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 OPK installation requires .NET Framework and MSXML 6.0 (both included on the CD).
  3. Click OPK Setup to perform the installation.

Important Notes

  • If you have already installed the OPK Tools from any previous version of Windows, you will need to uninstall the prior version of the OPK Tools and then install the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 OPK Tools.

Additional Documentation

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 Getting Started Guide .pdf 143 KB

    Hyper-V Server is a hypervisor product that provides tools and services you can use to create a virtualised server computing environment. This guide provides instructions for installing Hyper-V Server and configuring a virtual machine.

In this guide

  • Requirements for Hyper-V
  • Step 1: Install Hyper-V
  • Step 2: Create and set up a virtual machine
  • Step 3: Install the operating system and integration services
  • Step 4: Configuring virtual networks

Known issues

Known issues are described in the release notes. We recommend that you review the release notes before you install Hyper-V.

Additional System Builder OPKs

OEM Preinstallation Kits are available for many Microsoft technologies, including:

  • Operating systems
  • Servers
  • Windows Services
  • Other Microsoft products
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