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I have one NIC on the machine loaded XP on the Hyper-V and had chosen the network as virtual switch. No LAN and no internet shows up on the client. Am I missing something? it used to work in 2008-R2.

Details:

  • One network card on machine (Qualcomm Atheros AR8131 PIC-E Gigabit Ethernet controller)
  • The virtual machine hard disk is pointing to and existing XP-SP2 hard disk created using VPC 2007
  • The Virtual machine Network Adapter is setup as Virtual Switch to the real ethernet controller with Enable virtual LAN identification set to 2 (no other virtual machine is created in the system)

After the virtual machine boots LAN shows empty in Control Panel > Network Connections (this is XP client) and I also cannot access the internet. XP is showing activation prompt but as far as I know it should not disable the network!

Virtual network switch is set to External

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Am I missing something? Yes. For starters, enough details or information to make this answerable. –  HopelessN00b Oct 18 '12 at 18:22
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why did you enable vlan id, don't unless you use vlans. –  tony roth Oct 18 '12 at 18:43
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have not even bothered to look but is xp a supported guest? –  tony roth Oct 18 '12 at 19:05
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see if you can install the integration components, officially xp including sp3 is not supported on windows 2012 but it may still work fine after installing the components. –  tony roth Oct 18 '12 at 19:13
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there is a lot of confusing surrounding xp and the newest hyper-v. xp I think is only supported on the the desktop version of hyper-v not the server version. But I don't think thats your problem in this case. –  tony roth Oct 18 '12 at 19:19

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•The Virtual machine Network Adapter is setup as Virtual Switch to the real ethernet controller with Enable virtual LAN identification set to 2 (no other virtual machine is created in the system)

Ok, so do you expect the traffic to be tagged with VLAN ID 2? If not, why do you consider it necessary to set a VLAN id? Did you make sure the Ethernet Card is handling and Pasing through tagged traffic? Some do not without reconfiguring.

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Just was testing various things (trial and error in the dark) to see if I can make it to work. Most of the time this strategy works for me :). I just checked that only XP-SP3 is the supported guest so this could be the issue because my current VM is XP-SP2 –  Samuel Oct 18 '12 at 19:10
    
Ok, so you dont know what you do - start by reading the documentation or hire an admin ;) –  TomTom Oct 18 '12 at 19:20
    
I am going to read all that but first I need to play with it little bit to bring something up. This works just fine on 2008-R2! –  Samuel Oct 19 '12 at 17:47

I tried hundred things to get this fixed but nothing worked.

Then I posted to the ms forum and got a reply that I should uninstall the integration services and then reboot and reinstall it. Just did the same thing and the network came back!

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