So the scenario is that I have an instance of Windows Server 2012 (Windows Server 8 Beta) running on VMware Workstation 8 on my laptop.

Adding Hyper V role to the server

Speed bump

The other error that has been recorded:


Shutdown the Windows Server 2012

Browse to your VM location and open the vmx file and append at the end the following two lines


hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = "FALSE"
mce.enable = "TRUE"

Save and power up your VM


Let’s try that again



Now you should be able to go on and configure your Hyper- V role on the server.