Hyper V – Switch Issue – External

I have use  VirtualBox to sandbox system. Now I got Windows 8 with Hyper-V :-). So I have moved my VM’s to Hyper-V.

Soon I ran into a issue if I want to connect to the External net. My laptop lost the connection but VM work fine. Hmm strange??

Here is what I did to get it to work.

1. Create  vSwitch in Hyper-V and set it external and leaved the tick mark in ‘Allow manamgement operating system to share this network adapter’
After you apply this your underlying physical connection will cease working.

2. Open now your Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections.
You will find that you now have “Ethernet” and “vEthernet” connections.

3. Right click on “Ethernet” and click “Properties”.  Under the Networking Tab select all items in the “This connection uses the following items” and then click “OK”.

Windows will now give you a nice warning about items being disabled (such as IPv4, etc).  Click “Yes” on this dialog.

At this point you will see the “vEthernet” connection suddenly switch to “Identifying…..” and a few moments later you’ll be connected to your network (if you’re on a Windows domain the domain name will show).





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