2008 SP1 vm's don't get drivers in 2008R2 host OS?

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by ClickityClick, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. I cannot put Exchange in a 2008R2 VM so I try to use a 2008 SP1 VM, but when
    I load the OS, device manager is missing several drivers and/or does not
    recognize devices. This does not happen if the host machine is loaded up
    with 2008 SP1 and run vm's with the same OS.

    1. Human Interface Device
    - Microsoft VMBus HID Miniport
    2. Network Adapters
    - Microsoft VMBus Network Adapters
    3. Other devices
    - Unknown device
    4. Storage Controllers
    - storvsc miniport

    Shouldn't the OS CD load these since they are virtualized from the host OS?
    Or am I stuck and have to go back and use HyperV in 2008SP1 which is

    Thanks in advance
    ClickityClick, Oct 5, 2009
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  2. Hello ClickityClick,

    If you install a VM in Hyper-v you have to use the integration services to
    get full compatible hardware simulation in the guest system.

    Also Exchange 2007 can not be installed on a 2008 R2 server. You have to
    use 2008 or wait for Exchange 2010.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Oct 6, 2009
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  3. I did install the VM in Hyper V.
    I don't know what you mean about using integration services.

    I used Hyper V to create the VM then used the virtual CD Drive to install
    the Windows 2008 sp1 OS.

    I am aware that Exchange will not install on R2 and that is why I am
    installing a vm with SP1 on the R2 Server.

    ClickityClick, Oct 6, 2009
  4. Very good.
    Had no information on that requirement, worked very well.

    Thanks much

    While looking at your VM within Hyper-V manager,
    Click 'Action" then select "Insert Integration Services Disk". this
    should start the Integration Services install and allow the drivers to
    be pulled over.
    ClickityClick, Oct 6, 2009
  5. Hello ClickityClick,

    As you already got the info how to install. Each VM server application requires
    a kind of drivers to simulate the hardware in the guest OS.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Oct 6, 2009
  6. thanks

    ClickityClick, Oct 6, 2009
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