Support policy for Microsoft Hyper-V role installed in a virtualization environment

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 EnterpriseWindows Server 2008 DatacenterWindows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise


This article describes the support policy for Microsoft Hyper-V Role that are running in a virtualization environment.

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Microsoft provides technical support for the Hyper-V Role on Hardware platforms providing Hardware-assisted virtualization and Hardware-enforced Data Execution Prevention (DEP).

Microsoft do not support scenarios where the Hyper-V role is installed within a Virtual Machine running on any Virtualization platform.

Hyper-V requires a 64-bit processor that includes the following:
  • Hardware-assisted virtualization. This is available in processors that include a virtualization option—specifically processors with Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) or AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) technology.
  • Hardware-enforced Data Execution Prevention (DEP) must be available and enabled. Specifically, you must enable Intel XD bit (execute disable bit) or AMD NX bit (no execute bit).
For more information on Hyper-V Overview, visit the following Microsoft Web site: