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We are trying to setup Windows 7 clients under Hyper-V for testing; however, guest services are not installing. Are there new guest services available, or is there a way to force the install on Windows 7?

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Are you running one of the supported hosts? "The guest operating systems are supported for Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2, and Hyper-V version 1 (KB950050, “Hyper-V Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition”)."

See: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794868%28WS.10%29.aspx

Various Pages state that the integration components are already installed in Windows 7.

e.g.: http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual%5Fpc%5Fguy/archive/2009/01/12/windows-7-on-hyper-v.aspx

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I'll vote for "already installed" - my Win7 virtual shows up in SCVMM as VM Additions Detected, though there's nothing to remove. –  Kara Marfia Sep 1 '09 at 16:01
    
Yes, I believe Windows 7 already has the integration components installed. –  zona Sep 1 '09 at 17:23
    
Wow, that was a brain dead moment. You are correct. :) –  Doug Luxem Sep 1 '09 at 17:25
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