Manually ‘Installing’ Microsoft Integration Services Drivers

KB ID 0001512

Problem

If your OS is 2008R2 or newer then you wont need to do this as the drivers are already included. But what if you have a machine that you want to put the drivers in before you virtualise or migrate it. Well if you mount the ISO and run it this happens;

Hyper-V unsupported Guest

Unsupported Guest Environment
The Hyper-V integration services can only be installed inside of a virtual machine running Hyper-V

Bah! You are not the boss of me! I want the drivers in here because I’m about to virtualise it!

Solution

Mount the Integrations Services ISO on the machine (or open it with 7Zip and treat it like a zip file)

If you have Hyper-V 2016 or newer and cant find the iso, Microsoft handily don’t include any more, because it’s a massive 29Mb is size? (Yeah I don’t understand either?) Here’s a copy. Go to the x86 or amd64 directory depending on whether you are x32 or x64 bit. locate the Windows{Version}-HyperVIntegrationServices-{processor-version}.cab  that matches your machine and copy it to your desktop. Then open it, select all the files.

Download Microsoft Integration Services Disk

Locate Integration Services Drivers

Extract the file to a folder.

Extract Integration Services Drivers

Open an administrative command prompt, then change directory to the folder you extracted all the files into. Run the following command;

for /f %i in (‘dir /b /s *.inf’) do pnputil.exe -i -a %i

Manually Install Integration Services Drivers

It will run though and install all the drivers, you may get some warnings that some of the drivers are unsafe or unsigned. Just say install them anyway.

Note: If you are on Server 2003, then there are a bunch of KB updates on the CD that you will also need to install.

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Author: PeteLong

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