Exchange Server 2007 and Hyper-V

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Hello folks,

I’ve just seen on the Is this thing on? blog about Hyper-V and Exchange Server 2007. We can expect a support statement document for Hyper-V and it will be released at blog site.

In the same post Scott Schnoll gave some information about best practices and requirements, as follows:

  • We’re only supporting guests running Exchange Server 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008.
  • We’re only supporting fixed disks, and not dynamic disks.
  • Storage should be on spindles that are separate from the Guest operating system VHD physical storage.
  • Storage must be SCSI passthrough or iSCSI (with a preference of SCSI passthrough for queues, databases and log files).
  • All Exchange server roles, except for the Unified Messaging server role, will be supported.
  • For backup, hardware VSS should be used.
  • There’s a limit on VHD size of 2040 GB.

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Anderson Patricio

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Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and Office Server and Services, besides the Microsoft Award he also holds a Solutions Master (MCSM) in Exchange and several other certifications. Anderson has been contributing to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, twitter, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor here at,, and Anderson (Portuguese).