Here is a condensed list of the common FAQ that I put together as part of my current technologist / evangelist role for the Windows Server 2008 customer tour in the Gulf region
1. Is WSv included in Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition?
Yes, Standard, Enterprise and Data Center Editions of Windows Server 2008.
2. Hardware requirements to run WSv?
x64 platform with hardware assisted virtulization technology from Intel VT or AMD-V (and lots of RAM memory plus plenty of storage space on a fast n-core CPU machine).
3. Can x64 applications (64-bit) such as Exchange Server 2007 run on WSv?
Yes. Besides 32-bit guest operating system (virtual machines), 64-bit is now supported.
4. Does Virtual Machine Additions still work?
This has been replaced by the improved Windows Server virtualization Integration Components. Virtual Machine Additions must first be uninstalled if present.
5. The network adapter in the VM ported from Virtual Server to WSv is no longer recognized.
Workaround is to add a legacy network adapter to the VM. In WSv, the network adapter seen by the guest OS is not an emulated device (DEC/Intel 21140 Ethernet adapter). It is an entirely new, high performance, purely synthetic device available as part of the Windows Server virtualization Integration Components call Microsoft VMBus Network Adapter.
6. How do I backup my live, running VMs?
WSv supports Volume Shadow Services (VSS) natively, meaning no downtime for backup is needed.
7. Can I add a Windows Server 2008 to an existing Windows 2003 Active Directory environment?
Yes. For more information, search my blog post for “Windows Server 2008 in Windows Server 2003 Active Directory”.
8. Is upgrade from Windows 2000 Server to Windows Server 2008 supported?
No. Only an upgrade from Windows Server 2003 is possible.