Hyper-V: Remote FX Survival Guide

Hyper-V: Remote FX Survival Guide

At customer events a few years ago, we started handing out one-page "Survival Guides" (printed both sides and laminated) with links to important resources. The wiki versions of the Survival Guides are meant to do the same things without killing trees or using laminating machines. This one is for a new feature available in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.


Things to Know

How to Upgrade

  1. Ensure Virtual Machines are ready for the update
  2. Update the Host to SP1 Beta
  3. Update the VM Integration Services                                                                         
1: Ensure Virtual Machines are ready for the update. Completely shut down (not save state) your virtual machine and merge snapshots. Saved States are not compatible between different Hyper-V versions. NOTE: merging your snapshots may take some time.
2: Update the host. Install Service Pack 1 on the parent partition, then click Restart. 
3: Update the Guest Integration Services

1.      VMs running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: Update the guest operating system with SP1 to upgrade the Integration Services

2.      VMs not running Windows 7 SP1/Server 2008 R2 SP1: (e.g. Windows XP/Vista/7 RTM/2000/2003/2008/2008 R2 RTM)

a.    Start the virtual machine

b.  Connect to the virtual machine, click the Action Menu

 

1.      Ensure Virtual Machines are ready for the update 2.      Update the Host to SP1
3.      Update the VM Integration Services nbsp;                                                                                   
1: Ensure Virtual Machines are ready for the update. Completely shut down (not save state) your virtual machine and merge snapshots. Saved States are not compatible between different Hyper-V versions. NOTE: merging your snapshots may take some time.
2: Update the host. Install Service Pack 1 on the parent partition, then click Restart. 
3: Update the Guest Integration Services

 

1.      VMs running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: Update the guest operating system with SP1 to upgrade the Integration Services

2.      VMs not running Windows 7 SP1/Server 2008 R2 SP1: (e.g. Windows XP/Vista/7 RTM/2000/2003/2008/2008 R2 RTM)

a.    Start the virtual machine

b.  Connect to the virtual machine, click the Action Menu

Community Resources

For information about the RemoteFX WMI provider documentation, see MSDN.

If you are interested in seeing more Remote Desktop Services documentation, see the Remote Desktop Services TechCenter.
 

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