Install Microsoft Hyper-V Server R2 from USB device

Not all servers have a DVD player installed. Sometimes it’s handy to boot from a USB device and install Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 from the USB device.
Use the following steps to create a bootable USB stick and place the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 content on the device.

Requirements:
– 2GB USB memory stick or more
– Download the Hyper-V server 2008 R2 ISO named GRMHVxFRE1_DVD.iso

Clear the USB stick and create a partition on it by using the following command’s:

1.) Open the command prompt
2.) Diskpart (run diskpart as administrator)
3.) List disk
4.) Select disk USB number
5.) Clean
6.) Create partition primary
7.) Active
8.) Format fs=fat32 quick
9.) Assign
10.) Exit

Mount the ISO  and copy all the content o to the USB device. For mounting the ISO I used Deamon Tools Lite.
Now the bootable USB device with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is ready for use.  Boot your server and select the USB device as the boot medium. You’re now able to install  Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 🙂 Cool!!

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