MCSA 70-462 Training Kit Preparation: Setting Up the Hyper-V Lab Environment

If you are planning on taking the Microsoft Certification Exam for 70-462, this guide provides the step-by-step instructions to completely setup your Hyper-V lab environment used in the official training kit.

The post is published in its entirety at my favorite SQL Server resource destination, SQL Server Central (http://www.sqlservercentral.com) on November 25th, 2013. Check it out there!

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Introduction

The Microsoft Press book, Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases, requires a substantial lab environment for the reader to follow along with the instructions in the kit. It recommends utilizing Hyper-V to setup a Domain Controller (DC) and an additional five domain members, all running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. While the book covers the hardware requirements needed to support the virtual lab, it does not provide the instructions for creating it.

This article will provide step-by-step instructions for creating the Hyper-V lab environment described in the 70-462 Training Kit. It assumes the reader has the necessary materials and software. Familiarity with Windows Hyper-V is not required. The instructions provided were documented using Hyper-V with Windows 8 Enterprise as the host machine and Windows Server 2008 R2 for the Hyper-V virtual machines.

Following the steps outlined in this post should leave the reader with the lab environment necessary to work through the entire 70-462 Training Kit book.

The post is published in its entirety at my favorite SQL Server resource destination, SQL Server Central (http://www.sqlservercentral.com) on November 25th, 2013. Check it out there!

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