I have been using Windows Server 2012 since it became generally available in September 2012 and after taking some time to find my way around the new menus and GUI I am very impressed with what Microsoft have produced. Hyper-V is just one of those great products which makes you sit up and take notice.

With the free version of Hyper-V Server 2012 this is just a great platform for building labs for testing and learning about new products. I have found this guide from Microsoft guru Keith Mayer an excellent resource in getting my Hyper-V 2012 lab up and running and wanted to share it with you so hopefully you can too.


When going through the WSUS feature installation on a Windows Server 2012 box you get the following error if the server is also a domain controller:


The request to add or remote features on the specified server failed.
The operation cannot be completed, because the server that you specified requires a restart. ...continue reading "Problems installing WSUS on Server 2012 Domain Controller"