Windows Server 2008: Deploying with slipstreamed? Hyper-V RTM - Part 3

The first two parts of this mini-series dealt with deploying Windows Server 2008 – either as the root partition with the RTM Hyper-V role enabled, or as a child partition (virtual machine) with the Hyper-V RTM Integration Services installed. This third part covers an additional step for using the same technique for deploying Windows Vista […]

The first two parts of this mini-series dealt with deploying Windows Server 2008 – either as the root partition with the RTM Hyper-V role enabled, or as a child partition (virtual machine) with the Hyper-V RTM Integration Services installed. This third part covers an additional step for using the same technique for deploying Windows Vista SP1.

The Windows Vista SP1 Integration Services for Hyper-V RTM are in a different KB and included in vmguest.iso which holds the Integration Services in Hyper-V. Currently, there isn’t a separate download available, but you can extract it really easily if you have a Windows Server 2008 machine up and running with the Hyper-V role enabled. There are a number of tools available to extract from ISOs, but let’s do this a slightly different way by using a virtual machine itself – remember that ISOs can be mounted in virtual machines directly.

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