Windows 10: Add or Remove Physical Hard Disk for Hyper-V Virtual Machine  

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  1. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       30 Jul 2016 #10

    Hello cereberus,

    If supported by your VM, you could user Hyper-V Enhanced Session Mode to make it easier to share your PC's (host) with the Hyper-V VM(guest).

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  2.    30 Jul 2016 #11

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello cereberus,

    If supported by your VM, you could user Hyper-V Enhanced Session Mode to make it easier to share your PC's (host) with the Hyper-V VM(guest).

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
    I am using enhanced mode but a gen 1 install - I will try gen 2.
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  3. Posts : 11,237
    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Jul 2016 #12

    Enhanced works exactly the same way in Gen 1 and Gen 2. You just need to click Show Options in Enhanced Mode dialog, and select the drives you want to access from vm:
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    ... to see selected host drives in vm This PC:

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  4. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2016 #13

    It works in both gen 1 and 2 as long as the Hyper-V virtual machine (guest) has Remote Desktop Services enabled and run Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 as the guest operating system.
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  5.    30 Jul 2016 #14

    Brink said: View Post
    It works in both gen 1 and 2 as long as the Hyper-V virtual machine (guest) has Remote Desktop Services enabled and run Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 as the guest operating system.
    Apologies Gents,

    I have enabled rdp in guest, but I cannot figure out how to get to the enhanced mode dialogue. I have the enhanced session set.

    edit: figured it out.
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  6. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2016 #15

    No problem. What do you have installed in the VM?

    You should be able to click on View in the menu bar of the Hyper-V VM window to see and click on Enhanced session to open the settings for it like below.

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  7.    30 Jul 2016 #16

    Brink said: View Post
    No problem. What do you have installed in the VM?

    You should be able to click on View in the menu bar of the Hyper-V VM window to see and click on Enhanced session to open the settings for it like below.

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    Thanks - I sussed it just before you replied. Can see my disks now.

    This is much better than attaching via the method as described earlier. I can see my flash drive as well.

    I was searching web etc for help on connecting a usb drive, and they all said it needed third party tools. The posts were 2-3 years old.

    Am I correct in assuming Hyper-V has been significantly developed since then?

    K & B - Many thanks for your kind patience
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  8. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2016 #17

    LOL, I noticed we crossed posted as I posted.

    You could select the USB flash drive in Enhanced Session Mode settings as well.
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  9.    31 Jul 2016 #18

    Thanks to Kari, at the conference yesterday, I now have this all working fine.

    This is much better than the method in tutorial, as you can see drive in host as well as client at same time ie no offline.
    In fact, this is superior to VMWARE. I am now a Hyper-V convert.


    Kari mentioned it is not that easy to tell which config file is which, but he probably knows this (I'm sure), but for benefit of other users, you can tell which vm it is (assuming you use different names) by looking for these lines near very end of file.

    Here mine is called Win 10 Pro Gen 2.

    <setting name="VmName" type="System.String">
    <value>Win 10 Pro N Gen 2</value>
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  10. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       31 Jul 2016 #19

    Yeah, I like using Enhanced Session Mode (if supported by VM guest OS) much better.
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