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Can not install Virtual Switch external in Hyper-V

  1. #11


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    Thanks Harry,

    It is already set to "Legacy Network Adapter" and bound to the Virtual Switch!

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  2. #12


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Have you installing the Integration Services?

    Cheers,
    Harry
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  3. #13


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    More information:

    I have three virtual machines and only ever run one at a time, they all connect via the same Virtual switch.
    The Virtual XP is connected via a Legacy adapter - doesn't connect
    The Virtual Windows 7 is connected via a Network adapter - doesn't connect
    The Virtual Ubuntu connects via a Network Adapter and does connect and works fine.

    Looking at the Hyper-V Networking Status all three say "Degraded (Intergration services upgrade required)" and does not show an IP address even though the Ubuntu machine is clearly connected and is shown in the router with an IP address.

    Why the Ubuntu machine should decide to work now is beyond me as I haven't changed anything that would have affected that other than re-install the Virtual Switch.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    Yes - integration Services are installed.
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  5. #15


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    ok please can you try update the integration service with the following:

    1 - Upgrade Hyper-V Host with latest code - RTM, Hotfix etc...
    2 - Launch the Hyper-V Manager MMC
    3 - Connect to the Hyper-V Guest System (1 at a time)
    4 - Click Action - Insert Integration Services Setup
    5 - Run through the prompts

    After the VM should restart.

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  6. #16


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    Right, I have followed your instructions, things have changed but still no connection to the outside world.

    Virtual machines running Windows 7 and Windows XP now both show an IP address in Hyper-V now which they didn't previously; but I still cannot connect to the internet and neither show as being connected to my router.

    Thank you again for your input.
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  7. #17


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Well let us hope we are going in the right direction!

    Right lets try troubleshoot that windows 7 one first please can you right click network and troubleshoot problem and post the results.

    Cheers,
    Harry
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  8. #18


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    This is what the Virtual Windows 7 says:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Connections 7.PNG   Virtual 7.PNG  
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  9. #19


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Martin,

    Thanks for that I was hoping to see the graphical version.
    If you click troubleshoot problem at the bottom of your second screenshot and send that would be most appreciated.
    Cheers,
    Harry
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  10. #20


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    Harry,

    This is what I get if I click on the troubleshooting and the text in the previous screen shoot is what I am given when I click on "View detailed information".

    Thanks again for you interest.
    Martin
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Trouble shooting 01.PNG  
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