1. After you install the Windows Server 2012. By default, the Server Manager will pop-up after you boot the server up. In the Server Manager, click the “Add roles and features” link.
5. In the “Select server roles” screen, locate “Hyper-V” from the Roles list and check the box next to it.
6. To add Hyper-V, the system will also ask you to install the Administration tools for Hyper-V. Click “Add Features” to continue.
9. In the next few screens, you will need to configure the Hyper-V. Click “Next” to start Hyper-V configuration.
10. Select the Network interface you like to bind to a Virtual Switch you are going to create. In order for the Virtual Machines to connect to other network (such as the internet), you need to create a Virtual Switch with a physical Network Interface attached to it. In this example, I select “Ethernet2” and click “Next”.
11. In the next screen, since I am not planning to use Live Migration in this setup, so I just click “Next”.
12. Now, you need to define the default directories for the virtual hard disks as well as the virtual machine configuration. To accept the default settings, just click “Next”, otherwise, change the directory before you click the “Next” button.
13. You are at the confirmation screen. Click “Install” to start the installation process. You can check the box next to “Restart the destination server automatically if required” if you like the server to reboot after the installation.
14. Once the installation is done, you can click to “Close” button to exit the installer. If you check the reboot box in the previous screen, the server will reboot by itself. If you did not check the box, you will need to reboot the server manually to finish the installation.
15. Once the server is rebooted, you can access the Hyper-V Manager from the Metro interface of the server.