As you know, in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2, an export file was a requirement before it can be imported onto a new Hyper-V server. I am sure you are all familiar with the following error message in Windows Server 2008/R2 if the export file is not available:
In Windows Server 2012, Microsoft supports importing virtual machines (VM) into a Hyper-V host without an export (
.exp) file. In other words, you can use raw Hyper-V files from the source server. The import and export feature is also available.
Installation and configuration of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V is beyond the scope of this book. So for ...