Virtual PC could not open the Virtual Machine Network Services driver.

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Guest, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am getting this message when I install VPC
    How do I install Virtual Machine Network Services?
    Have ran the Install.bat but then get the following
    "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.

    To fix this problem, re-enable the Virtual Machine
    Network Services driver on one or more ethernet adapters
    or reinstall Virtual PC."

    Thanks in advance for replies
    Guest, Jan 5, 2005
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    noel Guest

    To add
    I dont have 'Virtual Machine Network Services' in my
    network connections properties. How do I get this to show
    up here?
    Thanks Noel
    noel, Jan 5, 2005
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    David Matson Guest

    isn't there a batch file on the cd that makes it show up? correct me if


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    David Matson, Jan 5, 2005
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    Niall Guest

    Thanks for reply david
    Have ran the Install.bat file which is suppose to install the VM Network
    but it does not work.
    Have looked under manage -> Device Manager -> Network Adapter->properties
    and device status says working properly!
    Feel the problem is with adapter as Install should just work.Any ideas ?
    Niall, Jan 6, 2005
  5. Guest

    Niall Guest

    The network service driver does not appear under adapter in device manager.
    This should happen when I run Install.bat right?
    Niall, Jan 6, 2005
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    Scott Baker Guest

    What's the Host NIC? Have you looked for updated NIC drivers?

    Scott Baker, Jan 6, 2005
  7. Guest

    Niall Guest

    Thanks for reply Scott
    Host NIC is Broadcom 44x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    Reinstalled drivers from disk again but no good

    Operating System is Win XP prof sp2 if this helps
    Cant think of any other relevant information
    Niall, Jan 6, 2005
  8. Guest

    Scott Baker Guest

    Get the latest drivers from Broadcom.


    Scott Baker, Jan 6, 2005
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    Steve Jain Guest

    No, it won't show up in the device manager. Its a service, it will
    show up in the properties of the NIC in the "This connection uses the
    following items:" list box.
    Steve Jain, Virtual PC for Windows MVP
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    Steve Jain, Jan 6, 2005
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    Niall Guest

    Thanks for swift reply scott
    The driver I have is the latest. Have updated but there are no new updates.
    Any other ides?
    Niall, Jan 8, 2005
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    Don Turner Guest

    Had same problem. Start Virtual Pc Console, click Settings, then Network,
    open drop down box and select your Network card.
    Don Turner, Jan 8, 2005
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