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Hyper-V Virtual Switch Manager

  1. #20


    Posts : 53
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    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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  2. #21


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    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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  3. #22


    Posts : 53
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    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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  4. #23


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    You are welcome .
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  5. #24


    Posts : 1
    Windows Server 2012 R2

    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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  6. #25


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by radup View Post
    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
    Last edited by Kari; 26 Jun 2015 at 05:12. Reason: Fixed some typos
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  7. #26


    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.
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    rest of tip is I may not have access to the network adapter. How do I fix this?
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  8. #27


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    That error message is usually only shown when the host machine has no network adapters.
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  9. #28


    I has one
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    and an extra one that has Hyper-V in it's name
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    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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  10. #29


    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.
    Last edited by yu gnomi; 28 Oct 2015 at 20:42.
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