Q: Do I have to update Hyper-V Integration Services after an R2 SP1 install?

A: Hyper-V's Integration Services are a necessary installation into most Hyper-V virtual machines (VM). Installing Integration Services adds necessary drivers and services that let the VM perform its best on a Hyper-V host.

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 includes important updates to these drivers and services, requiring them to be updated after SP1 is installed to a Hyper-V host.

Perform this update by clicking Action, Insert Integration Services Setup Disk, then Install Hyper-V Integration Services in each VM's Virtual Machine Connection. This process can be automated using System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

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