Q: Can client Hyper-V in Windows 8 run virtual machines that are stored on an SMB 3.0 file share?

A: Yes. The new ability to run virtual machines (VMs) hosted on a SMB 3.0 ( Windows Server 2012 and other SMB 3.0 storage platforms) file share that was introduced with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V is also available on the client Hyper-V that's part of Windows 8.

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