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Install Virtual Machine Additions for MS Virtual Server 2005 R2

Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2

One nice thing about is that if you’re running old Virtual Machine Additions on your Guest VMs, the Admin console will throw an alert to let you know <See shot below>.  This notice is handy, being that you always want to be running the latest VM additions on your Virtual Machines, for both performance and compatibility reasons.

This How-To Article will quickly demonstrate how you can quickly update the Virtual Machine Additions for your Virtual Machines running Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1.  Although the screenshots are from a Windows Vista box, the process is pretty much the same for other Client and Server versions of Windows.

<Warning Shot showing Additions on Guest VM are out of Date>

Install Virtual Machine Additions for MS Virtual Server 2005 R2

 

1) From the Virtual Server Console, Mouse Over the VM Name to activate the Context Menu, Click Edit Configuration

Install Virtual Machine Additions for MS Virtual Server 2005 R2

 

2) Click Virtual Machine Additions link

Install Virtual Machine Additions for MS Virtual Server 2005 R2

 

3) Check Box Install Virtual Machine Additions and Click OK

Install Virtual Machine Additions for MS Virtual Server 2005 R2

 

After Step 3, an .iso will be mounted on your VM guest to allow for the install of the VM Additions.

If you were logged into the Guest VM when you completed Step 3, the Installer should launch.  Otherwise, just navigate to the mounted drive and run the installer manually as shown below:

Install Virtual Machine Additions for MS Virtual Server 2005 R2

Very simple, definitely groovy!

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3 Responses to Install Virtual Machine Additions for MS Virtual Server 2005 R2

  1. pc4life July 16, 2008 at 12:48 pm #

    old old old…. drop Virtual Server 2005 and move on to Hyper-V already. DEAD technology!!!

    • Pat January 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

      Old but some customers still use Virtual Server 2005 🙂 and this information is still useful to some.

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