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Hyper-V Virtual Switch Manager


rowlands111

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#21
Great guide. I've encountered an error where if I disable Hyper-V by "Turn Windows Features on or off," and then proceed to enable it at a later stage, the virtual switch I've created will be deleted. In that same instance, I won't be able to create a new virtual switch as when I get to the end of the operation, the process bar just freezes. To resolve this, I need to disable and re-enable Hyper-V (I can then create a new virtual switch, but it will be subject to the same problem I've mentioned).

Have you encountered this error (if it even is an error) at all? Thanks.
 

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Kari

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#22
I don't see any reason to disable the Hyper-V nor have I ever done it, I do not even understand why someone would want to disable it. Disabling Hyper-V has none whatsoever impact in functionality, reliability or speed of Windows, it does not save any resources, it does not make Windows boot or work faster. For me enabling Hyper-V is always the first thing I do after Windows is installed and then it remains enabled.

However, if you for any reason decide to disable Hyper-V, the correct way to do this is of course first delete / remove the virtual switches from Hyper-V > Virtual Switch Manager, and first when they have been correctly removed from the system, disable the Hyper-V features. In this way there will be no issues in recreating the virtual switches when Hyper-V will once again be enabled.

Kari
 

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rowlands111

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#23
Delete and remove the virtual switch first, got it! Thank you.

I notice a, albeit very tiny, footprint from Hyper-V being enabled. My applications take an extra split second to start up (hah).

Thank you again for the sound advice and giving me the correct procedure, I wouldn't have come upon it otherwise.
 

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    Acer Predator
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    16GB DDR3 @ 798MHz
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You are welcome :).
 

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radup

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#25
VM

Hi,

I created a VM on a local server using Hyper-V and installed on it Windows Server 2012 R2. All works fine and it's installed correctly.
I just want to know if it's possible for other users that have acces to that local server (i mean people that use own computers/laptops) to connect to that VM I created.

Thanks,
Radu
 

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Kari

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Hi,

I created a VM on a local server using Hyper-V and installed on it Windows Server 2012 R2. All works fine and it's installed correctly.
I just want to know if it's possible for other users that have acces to that local server (i mean people that use own computers/laptops) to connect to that VM I created.

Thanks,
Radu
Hi Radup, welcome to the Eight Forums.

The easiest way would be to allow Remote Desktop Connections on your guest, the vm, and let people connect to it. See this tutorial at our sister site the Ten Forums, it applies as it is also to Windows 8.1: RDC - Connect Remotely to your Windows 10 PC - Windows 10 Forums. Networked virtual machines are in every sense as any other networked computers and they can be used over the remote desktop connection.

You can also use Hyper-V Virtual Machine Connection application to connect to any Hyper-V server in your network, but that's somewhat more complicated and currently not covered in this or other Eight Forums tutorials.

Kari
 
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    6 GB
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    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
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    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
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    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
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    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
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    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
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yu gnomi

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#27
When I run Hyper V manager normally or as administrator, I am unable to create an external switch, the option isn't available to me.
Virtual Switch.png
rest of tip is I may not have access to the network adapter. How do I fix this?
 

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#28
That error message is usually only shown when the host machine has no network adapters.
 

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    HP ENVY 17-1150eg
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    1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900 (1), 1920*1080 (2&3)
    Hard Drives
    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    External: 2TB for backups, 3TB USB3 network drive for media
    Cooling
    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
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    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
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    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
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yu gnomi

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#29
I has one
NetAdapter2.png

and an extra one that has Hyper-V in it's name
NetAdapter1.png

the Hyper-V one says it is disabled (code 22). Would enabling or uninstalling the Hyper-V controller be called for?
 

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    MSI h97 PC Mate
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    Kingston Valu Ram 2 x 8 gb
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    Radeon r7 265
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    Viewsonic 22" flat display
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    Samsung 250 gb 840 evo SSD,
    WD Blue 1 TB HD,
    Fantom 2 TB ext HD
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    Corsair 600 W
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    Antec 1
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    stock CPU cooler, 4 x case fans, GPU fan and P/S fan
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yu gnomi

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#30
Enabled the Hyper-V controller in Device Manager, still unable to create a virtual switch. Re-booted, no change.

Disabled and then attempted to uninstall the Hyper-V controller, it remained. Rebooted, and retried, no difference. I am back at same point when I first posted in this thread.

edit: I don't know if this matters, but I believe that the Hyper-V NIC appeared after I used a specific feature in Visual Studio 2013 - namely the Windows Phone emulator (for developing universal apps that will work on Windows Phone and presumably any more powerful device).

I disabled it afterwards because Chrome stopped working, and I believed that Chrome was attempting to use that controller to access the internet. Chrome went back to working after I disabled it.
 
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  • OS
    Win 8.1 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel i5-4590
    Motherboard
    MSI h97 PC Mate
    Memory
    Kingston Valu Ram 2 x 8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon r7 265
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic 22" flat display
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 250 gb 840 evo SSD,
    WD Blue 1 TB HD,
    Fantom 2 TB ext HD
    PSU
    Corsair 600 W
    Case
    Antec 1
    Cooling
    stock CPU cooler, 4 x case fans, GPU fan and P/S fan
    Keyboard
    HP ps/2 keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech Trackman Marble
    Internet Speed
    50 mb/s
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton Security Suite

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