OK, I was yet another one that ran straight into the Windows 2008 brick wall. Lots of stuff didn’t work right out of the gate, lots of things to adjust and the one thing that I had been drooling for (Hyper-V) was just plain bitting me in the arse!!!
That has changed. I’m absolutely very PRO Windows 2008 Server!!!! It took some time (like I should have expected) to get things back on track. There are still some things to fix but I’m getting there. Hyper-V can be pretty frustrating at first until you figure out some of the tricks.
One trick that I found was that no matter what I did, I couldn’t get the VMs to recognize the network card. It was Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet card. That’s a very well known brand with great drivers. But the dern VM just didn’t want to recognize it. Then I looked at the settings and found the "Legacy Network Adapter" option. Once I used that, BAMMO! I was off and running!
Windows 2008 is fast, stable and sweet! I highly recommend it for everything, including desktop OS. The reason I say that is that you can pretty much transform your Server OS desktop into a Vista Workstation desktop with the following tricks:
Now I have the best of both worlds on one desktop!!!!