I've got an idea, one that could offer practical solutions as well as provide a great test-bed to expand my knowledge (in the end, to help leverage current skills to get myself onto an IT career track). This is what I want to do, let me know if it can or cannot be done with Hyper V Server, and if not, what would make it possible? Or in general, what's the best and most applicable for my learning/career intentions? I want to install a thin virtualization server onto my desktop (which itself is currently dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10), so that, for now, I'd be triple-booting. I'd still have the stand-alone Windows 8 for things I need dedicated performance for, which is mostly gaming. But I'd want to be able to boot into the Virtualization server and also use it from the desktop. I know it's great in the virtual server + thin-client network aspect, but can I run multiple OSes inside Hyper V, and have quick access to both (quickly switching between configured virtual OSes) directly from the machine running them? What would be great is if I can utilize both OSes at once, possibly even running some server/client functions between those two virtual installations, and also be able to do all of that from a separate client on the network, by having a laptop "remotely" (from a LAN) access a provisioned OS on the server, or a specific user account on one of those virtual OSes previously mentioned. Specific goal: on the Hyper V server, run a virtual Windows Server install alongside an Ubuntu (desktop) install. I might install a separate, specific SQL server or have that done inside Windows Server, and I'd like to play around with Active Directory and Sharepoint. This would give me ample things to work with in a sandbox-style environment from both the desktop itself and from the laptop. Of course, this all would need to have the desktop running and booted into Hyper V. I realize I'd have nothing the moment I booted into a different physical OS installation on my desktop - but I'm not setting out for a 24/7 virtual server setup. But that's the reason I definitely want to be able to access the OS installations from the machine directly booting them, as when I'm not gaming I could do everything I need from both Windows and Linux.