finally have Ubuntu working with > 127 GB worth of storage, now I have it up to 2040 GB. Had to use the old VHD format. Seems to be some problem with VHDX compatibility, hopefully the next version can get around to that.
my current stack is LAMP, SAMBA and DNS which is pretty standard.
I have used Webmin is the past, but with Server 2012 I do not need that any more, I can access the console directly via remote desktop securely
I have some experience PHP and I have some experience with shell scripts
so how to best run this VM as a ISP where each user's home folder is their web site
then Apache can grab content from that directory as per the domain in use
so I guess the ISP needs a database, MySQL seems to still be there
also how about fixing mysql so its visible as a database to the LAN?
also running the DNS server to handle domain transfers etc?