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.

    Specifically,
    1. Human Interface Device
    - Microsoft VMBus HID Miniport
    2. Network Adapters
    - Microsoft VMBus Network Adapters
    3. Other devices
    - Unknown device
    and...
    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
    awful...

    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.

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

    Thanks much



    ClickityClick,
    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
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  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
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  6. thanks

     
    ClickityClick, Oct 6, 2009
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