Hyper V Integration Services

Hi Friends,

As you might aware of (with regards to my last blog) that I was setting a Windows Server 2003 cluster on Hyper V, I want to pen down some more notes here.

My last blog was about sysprep-ing a Windows Server 2003 image which can be found here

When I started the Windows Server 2003 Hyper V image for the first time, I found issues with the resolution, mouse capture, network card etc. I did not face these issues with a Windows Server 2008 image. Basically, you need to manually setup Integration Services for old operating systems like Windows Server 2003, etc. OK, I am not talking about SQL Server Integration Services 🙂 – I am talking about Hyper V Integration Services which is automatically offered by Hyper V for every virtual Machine:



As you can see, these services are much beyond my basic needs. So you need to read or explore more on the other services and there significance. But as I mentioned, these services need to be installed for old Operating Systems which can be done after starting the VM.

Start the VM -> Action -> Insert Integration Services Setup Disk


And the installation will be done. Once the installation is done (and after a restart), you can change to higher resolutions for your VM, mouse capture will be integrated, network cards will be detected.




About Amit Bansal

Amit Bansal is always brainstorming around SQL Server. Despite working with SQL since 1997, he is amazed that he keeps learning new things every single day. SQL Server is AB's first love, and his wife does not mind that. He tries to share as much and spreads the SQL goodness. Internals and Performance Tuning excites him, and also gives him sleepless nights at times, simply because he is not a genius, but quite a hard worker and does not give up. It has been a long and exciting journey since 1997, you can read here: http://sqlmaestros.com/amit-bansal/ He is on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/A_Bansal

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