Soon I will be migrating to a new domain from my current domain which is supporting 3 users and 4 computers (it is a home network) as I have come into possession of some nice hardware which is not currently being used.
Due to the high end nature of this hardware (Xeon W3520, 9GB of RAM, 600GB disk space), I would like to setup a Hyper-V server to consolidate my current two physical servers (a DC and a File Server) into two separate virtual machines, with the option to add more virtual servers later.
My question has to do with the DC. Is it "wise" to have a purely virtual DC running off of a pure hyper-v server, or should I install 2008 R2 on the physical PC and install both the hyper-v role and AD Domain Services?
Also, hyper-v is CLI only. while simple to configure, how does one install virtual machines onto it? is it done through the Remote Server Admin. Tools?