not able to create virtual switch

  1. Posts : 35
    win10 1709

    not able to create virtual switch

    creation of virtual switch seems to be proceeding but stops and I get a message similar to this:
    "Error applying virtual switch properties changes"
    Failed while adding virtual switch connections

    External ethernet adapter "'realtek pcie gbe' family is already bound to the MS virtual switch protocol."

    searches in this forum = no results
    on internet came up with results which led nowhere looking for "nvspbind"
    Can anyone steer me in rt direction on this?
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  2. Kari's Avatar
    Posts : 17,440
    Windows 10 Pro

    Please run PowerShell, type Get-VMSwitch and hit Enter. Take a screenshot of results and post here, see below for an example:

    not able to create virtual switch-2016_02_26_21_19_161.png
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  3. Posts : 35
    win10 1709
    Thread Starter

    have to do some work on; getting screen shots but here is what the "get" returned
    ps c:\windows\system32>get-vmswitch

    name switchType netadapterInterfaceDescription
    ------ ------------ ----------------------------------
    win7x64 external Realtek PCIe GBE family controller

    In the meantime I will be learning how to "screen shot" and would to add that I am running
    win 8.1 and win10 in a dual boot config and the creation of the bridge went swimmingly
    on 8,1 except at the very end where it reported a problem; but in network the bridge showed and no red x's. In win10 it never showed a bridge, just the ms multiplexor.
    Last edited by trbodden; 27 Feb 2016 at 07:09. Reason: could not get screen shot
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  4. Kari's Avatar
    Posts : 17,440
    Windows 10 Pro

    First, here's some help with screenshots and how to post them:

    In this case now a screenshot is no longer needed. The information you posted clearly shows that you already have an external virtual switch created and assigned to your Ethernet LAN network adapter.

    In Hyper-V, you can only create one external switch per a network adapter, in other words the maximum number of external virtual switches is 1 if you only have one Ethernet adapter, two if you have one Ethernet adapter and one wireless adapter, and so on.

    As you already have the external virtual switch assigned to your Ethernet adapter, you cannot create another one.

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