Previously, it was possible to virtualize Windows 11 on Microsoft Hyper-V. However, the prerequisite concerning the presence of a TPM 2.0 module was not respected.
Which means you might have some issues regarding getting free Windows 11 updates.
Since Windows Server 2016, you have the possibility to create a virtual machine with a virtual TPM 2.0 module (which was not possible before).
Thus, you can now very easily virtualize Windows 11 on Microsoft Hyper-V and benefit from free Windows 11 updates without any problem.
To get started, right click on the name of your Hyper-V server and click : New -> Virtual Machine.
Specify "Windows 11" as the name for this virtual machine.
Create a generation 2 virtual machine so that it can benefit from UEFI firmware and secure boot.
Important : these 2 features are required to install Windows 11 on officially supported hardware.
Allocate at least 4 GB (4096 MB) of random access memory (RAM) to this virtual machine so that Windows 11 can be installed without problems.
Important : this is one of the prerequisites of Windows 11.
Select the virtual switch you want to use on your Hyper-V host for network access of this "Windows 11" virtual machine.
Create a virtual hard disk of at least 64 GB so that you can install Windows 11 without problems.
Important : again, this is one of the Windows 11 prerequisites.
Select "Install an operating system from a bootable image file" and click : Browse.
Select Windows 11 ISO file (free download from Microsoft official website).
Then, click Next.
A summary of your virtual machine configuration appears.
Your new "Windows 11" virtual machine appears in your Hyper-V manager.
Select it and click "Settings" at the bottom right.
In the "Security" section, check the "Enable Trusted Platform Module" box for this virtual machine to have a virtual TPM.
Check that the "Enable Secure Boot" box is also checked.
Important : this TPM module is required to install Windows 11. Otherwise, the Windows 11 installer will tell you that this PC can't run Windows 11.
Note that this option appeared with Windows Server 2016 and is therefore not available on older versions of Windows Server.
In the "Memory" section, make sure that you have allocated at least 4096 MB of RAM.
In the section, specify at least "2" for the number of virtual processors.
Important : this is also part of the Windows 11 prerequisites.
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