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June 20, 2008

Installing Small Business Server 2008 in Hyper-V

This is your virtual machine. This is your virtual machine on legacy.

With the public release candidate of Small Business Server 2008 floating around and about, there might be a few folks who want to stand it up inside of Hyper-V RC1.

When configuring a virtual machine to run SBS08, you’ll want to remove the native adapter that is configured by default, and add a Legacy Network adapter instead.

Otherwise, you’ll get the following error during installation

Network Adapter was not found

SBS08 can’t see native adapters until Integration Services are loaded. Which you really can’t do safely until after SBS is done installing.

Talk about a Catch-22, huh?

Also, certain things in SBS08 won’t install correctly without an adapter loaded. So you end up with a borked install.

Which maybe is something you’re after. But prolly not.

Go legacy adapter, if all you are wanting to do is put SBS08 through its paces with the least amount of hassle.

|| posted by chris under beta, hardware, rx, virtualization || comments (2) || ||


  1. Hi, I just reference this blog entry in my blog (in spanish).!A402FBAD95DBB2A3!664.entry

    comment by Gonzalo Balladares R. — June 27, 2008 @ 3:34 pm

  2. @ Gonzalo…

    Sweet! Thanks for the linkage, my man.

    comment by chris — June 28, 2008 @ 2:40 am

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