Windows 10: Hyper V: Integration Services for Windows Home Server 2011 VM?

  1.    01 Dec 2015 #1

    Hyper V: Integration Services for Windows Home Server 2011 VM?


    I have created a Windows Home Server 2011 VM as a guest OS inside of Windows 10, which is the host OS. The VM is working and the networking is working (whew!). But I cannot figure out a way to get the integration services working. I've already selected Enhanced Session Mode in the Hyper-V Manager and Guest Services in the Integration Services portion of the VM settings. Can someone please provide me with a clue on how to get this working?


    Thank you.
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  2.    04 Dec 2015 #2

    elessar25 said: View Post
    I have created a Windows Home Server 2011 VM as a guest OS inside of Windows 10, which is the host OS. The VM is working and the networking is working (whew!). But I cannot figure out a way to get the integration services working. I've already selected Enhanced Session Mode in the Hyper-V Manager and Guest Services in the Integration Services portion of the VM settings. Can someone please provide me with a clue on how to get this working?


    Thank you.
    Anyone?
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       04 Dec 2015 #3

    If you have Enhanced Mode working, you already have all possible integration features present. What are you / do you think you are missing?
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  4.    07 Dec 2015 #4

    Well I don't have access to the USB devices plugged into the host computer, and there's no sound.
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  5.    12 Dec 2015 #5

    elessar25 said: View Post
    Well I don't have access to the USB devices plugged into the host computer, and there's no sound.
    What are you trying to get sound from? Does media content the server distributes not have sound? Sound in Hyper-V itself is not available by default (but then why would a Home Server need sound anyway?).
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  6.    13 Dec 2015 #6

    Cbarnhorst said: View Post
    What are you trying to get sound from? Does media content the server distributes not have sound? Sound in Hyper-V itself is not available by default (but then why would a Home Server need sound anyway?).
    The why doesn't matter. I want sound from my media items stored on this image. In particular, I want to turn this WHS2011 into a plex server.
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       13 Dec 2015 #7

    elessar25 said: View Post
    The why doesn't matter. I want sound from my media items stored on this image. In particular, I want to turn this WHS2011 into a plex server.
    A Plex server does not need any audio itself; missing audio features on the server do not affect the content streamed to other hardware. You can have your WHS 2011 server without audio features, make it a Plex server, and stream content to other devices which will get full audio.
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  8.    13 Dec 2015 #8

    Fair enough, though I was hoping to use it for local playback. Though I wanted it to accomplish one more thing for me: be a network print server. It can't really do that if it has no access to USB peripherals.
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  9.    14 Dec 2015 #9

    Cbarnhorst said: View Post
    What are you trying to get sound from? Does media content the server distributes not have sound? Sound in Hyper-V itself is not available by default (but then why would a Home Server need sound anyway?).
    Hi there.

    If it's serving multi-media to remote devices - say smart TV's / chromecast thingey's etc the home server at least will have to be able to transmit / serve audio and video files. This doesn't mean that sound needs to be present on the home server itself but it needs to be able to serve the files correctly.

    @elessar --Plex is great -- the easiest way is to use a CHROMECAST device (really cheap) plugged in to your remote TV (connect via HDMI) and then use an app on say a tablet / smartphone to control the casting to your remote device. - Works brilliantly. The Android app is FREE as well and PLEX works on Linux too.

    You don't need PLEX to PLAY on your server - just serve the music / video files.

    Hint use PLEX VIDEO scanner rather than MOVIE scanner when creating your libraries if you have a lot of LOCAL content stored on local HDD's. Chromecast / PLEX will play FLAC too if you want uncompressed music. If you do this use the TV's OPTICAL sound output for best quality. Creating the initial MUSIC library can take a bit of time if you have a large music library. The Video libraries get created very quickly.

    If your PLEX SERVER is running from a VM using a Chromecast device is ideal as you can disable any transcoding FROM the plex server reducing the load on the server. The OS built in to the chromecast can handle almost any codec - including HEVAC !!
    For once google has come up with something cheap and good.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10.    14 Dec 2015 #10

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there.

    If it's serving multi-media to remote devices - say smart TV's / chromecast thingey's etc the home server at least will have to be able to transmit / serve audio and video files. This doesn't mean that sound needs to be present on the home server itself but it needs to be able to serve the files correctly.

    @elessar --Plex is great -- the easiest way is to use a CHROMECAST device (really cheap) plugged in to your remote TV (connect via HDMI) and then use an app on say a tablet / smartphone to control the casting to your remote device. - Works brilliantly. The Android app is FREE as well and PLEX works on Linux too.

    You don't need PLEX to PLAY on your server - just serve the music / video files.

    Hint use PLEX VIDEO scanner rather than MOVIE scanner when creating your libraries if you have a lot of LOCAL content stored on local HDD's. Chromecast / PLEX will play FLAC too if you want uncompressed music. If you do this use the TV's OPTICAL sound output for best quality. Creating the initial MUSIC library can take a bit of time if you have a large music library. The Video libraries get created very quickly.

    If your PLEX SERVER is running from a VM using a Chromecast device is ideal as you can disable any transcoding FROM the plex server reducing the load on the server. The OS built in to the chromecast can handle almost any codec - including HEVAC !!
    For once google has come up with something cheap and good.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    That will solve the Plex Server issues, but what about the print server? Is that possible in my Hyper-V scenario?
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