Server Core (32 Bit) not able to load Integration Components

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Dave, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    I am trying to setup to Virtual PC's one running Win 2008 wich works great,
    can set a static IP address using the Internal Network. When I install Win
    2008 (32 bit) Server Core and set as Internal Network I get the 169.254.0.16
    address. But if I set the network card to use my wireless I get a DHCP
    address from my wireless router. So I'm thinking I need to install the
    Integration Components for the network adapter, but I cannot get it
    installed. I do not see the Integration Components on the Win 2008 CD and I
    only see it listed under the Virtual PC directory which when I install just
    rolls back the install.

    Appreciate any help.

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
    Dave, Apr 6, 2010
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  2. Dave

    Bill Grant Guest

    That is to be expected. From an internal network you can only see other
    vms. You cannot see machines on the physical network. You need to use a
    virtual network linked to a physical NIC in the host to see machines on your
    LAN (and your DHCP server).

    What do you want the vm to communicate with? If you want it to
    communicate with other vms, give them all static IPs in the same IP subnet.
    If you want it to communicate with physical machines, link it to a physical
    NIC and let it get its IP config from DHCP.

    Integration Components are for Hyper-V, not WVPC.
     
    Bill Grant, Apr 6, 2010
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  3. Dave

    Robert Comer Guest

    Integration Components are for Hyper-V, not WVPC.

    It's actually called "Integration Components" for WVPC too, though they are
    most certainly different than the Hyper-V ones...
     
    Robert Comer, Apr 6, 2010
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  4. Dave

    Bill Grant Guest

    Thanks Bob. You're right of course. I think the problem is probably Server
    Core in the vm. Clicking on the "Install Integration Components" will mount
    the iso in the guest, but I am not sure that Core knows what to do with it.

    Have you ever tried this? I gave up on Core during the beta! I can't cope
    without the GUI.
     
    Bill Grant, Apr 6, 2010
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  5. Dave

    Robert Comer Guest

    You're right of course. I think the problem is probably Server Core in the
    I don't think it has anything like autorun on core, so you'd have to start
    it manually, but I could be mistaken. There's no synthetic NIC in WVPC so
    the integration components wont help with any networking problem.
    Nope, never tried it. The closest I've been was running the free hyper-V
    Server for a bit. I much prefer a GUI myself!
     
    Robert Comer, Apr 6, 2010
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  6. Dave

    Bill Grant Guest

    Just a thought. It could be a UAC problem. Are you running as
    administrator, Dave? Core can't send you a message to elevate!
     
    Bill Grant, Apr 7, 2010
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  7. Dave

    Bill Grant Guest

    I had a bit of time to spare so I had a look at this. Yes, you have to
    switch to the CD drive and run setup.exe. When you start the install of the
    integration components it clearly spells out what OSs are supported. They
    are XP SP3, Vista SP1 and Windows 7. No Server OS. I guess that is why it
    rolls back in Server 2008.
     
    Bill Grant, Apr 7, 2010
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  8. Dave

    Robert Comer Guest

    I had a bit of time to spare so I had a look at this. Yes, you have to
    Makes sense -- I wonder if the VPC2007 additions would install, that would
    at least give you time sync and mouse integration.
     
    Robert Comer, Apr 7, 2010
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  9. Dave

    Bill Grant Guest

    It is definitely something odd in Server Core. I installed a full version
    of 2008 alongside using the same parameters and the ICs installed fine. On
    Server Core they try to install then roll back and exit.
     
    Bill Grant, Apr 10, 2010
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