Virtual PC could not open the Virtual Machine Network Services driver

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Smccme, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. Smccme

    Smccme Guest

    Any idea if there is a work around for this? After
    installing Virtual PC 2004 on my XP Home installation, I
    get the following message when ever i run the program. it
    is an acurate message. I cant get the XP Host to
    communicate with each other. I cant get access to the
    Internet either. If I disable Virtual Machine Network
    Services at the NIC, I can Get Online but the guest
    machine is still off limits..

    The Message

    "Virtual PC could not open the Virtual Machine Network
    Services driver.Access to the external network and host
    will be unavailable to all virtual machines using virtual
    networking. Virtual machines using virtual networking
    will still be able to access other virtual machines using
    virtual networking."
     
    Smccme, Feb 8, 2004
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  2. Hi,

    Run "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Virtual PC\Utility\INSTALL.BAT" and see if
    that helps

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    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Feb 8, 2004
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    Ed Guest

    Hi, all!! I have the same problem, but "C:\Program
    Files\Microsoft Virtual PC\Utility\INSTALL.BAT" does not
    help, if who has a decision
    PC\Utility\INSTALL.BAT" and see if
     
    Ed, Feb 8, 2004
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  4. Hi,

    Try this:
    Load the Control Panel -> Network Connections, right click your main
    connection and select "Properties"
    Now put a checkmark in the "Virtual Machine Network Services" box and press
    "OK"

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    --Jonathan Maltz [Microsoft MVP - Windows Server]
    http://www.visualwin.com - A Windows Server 2003 visual, step-by-step
    tutorial site :)
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    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Feb 8, 2004
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    Ed Guest

    Hi !

    I certainly already tried it, if it is any option of
    security that it is necessary to check up, one more can
    eat, restore of Windows XP was made from image with
    sysprep, if there is still who with the same problems
     
    Ed, Feb 9, 2004
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  6. Hi,

    Have you tried re-installing VPC?

    --
    --Jonathan Maltz [Microsoft MVP - Windows Server]
    http://www.visualwin.com - A Windows Server 2003 visual, step-by-step
    tutorial site :)
    http://vpc.visualwin.com - Does <insert OS name> work on VPC 2004? Find out
    here
    Only reply by newsgroup. I do not do technical support via email. Any
    emails I have not authorized are deleted before I see them.


     
    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Feb 10, 2004
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    Brian Guest

    Hello,
    Removing the checkmark in "Virtual Machine Networkworking for the host system. If you check this service
    the adapter loses ALL of it's IP settings and does not
    work. This is using a 3COM adapter.
     
    Brian, Feb 10, 2004
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  8. Smccme

    Brian Guest

    Hello, anecdotal evidence suggests possible cause is
    multiple adapters in the host machine.
     
    Brian, Feb 10, 2004
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  9. Not sure about that.....I'm pretty sure I've heard successful cases of
    multiple NICs

    Are you up to date on your NIC drivers from Intel?

    --
    --Jonathan Maltz [Microsoft MVP - Windows Server]
    http://www.visualwin.com - A Windows Server 2003 visual, step-by-step
    tutorial site :)
    http://vpc.visualwin.com - Does <insert OS name> work on VPC 2004? Find out
    here
    Only reply by newsgroup. I do not do technical support via email. Any
    emails I have not authorized are deleted before I see them.


     
    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Feb 11, 2004
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  10. Smccme

    Steve Jain Guest

    I've got multiple nics in 2 machines running VPC 2004 with no
    problems.



    Steve Jain, Microsoft MVP for Virtual PC for Windows
    Website: http://www.essjae.com
     
    Steve Jain, Feb 11, 2004
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    PaulAlex7000 Guest

    After 2 weeks of successfully running Virtual PC with all networking
    functionality, I ran into this problem last nite. This was right after I had
    uninstalled VMWare Workstation 3.1 and its networking support.

    The networking service for Virtual PC was indeed checked, but I found that
    unchecking it, clicking OK to record the changes, and then rechecking it
    fixed the problem.
     
    PaulAlex7000, Feb 23, 2004
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