So I was tinkering around with Hyper-V, and thought I’d give this a go.

Server Core installation was completely new to me, and I was thinking it would be fairly “simple”.  I was right, but kinda not right.  I’m not used to CLI commands, so I had to do some hunting around for a bit.  I found some great articles, and unsupported tools that really accelerated setting this system up.  Maybe this will help you get XenDesktop up and functional with the latest releases of Hyper-V, and if you choose to, use Server Core.

 EDIT:  Please note that Citrix does not yet officially support XenDesktop on Hyper-V and SCVMM 2008.  We expect to within a release time frame surrounding MS’ official release of SCVMM.

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