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Checking Hyper-V Integration Services Version

There are times when a virtual machines integration services installation may not be the latest version. The most likely scenario is likely that the VM was initially created on a different or older version of Hyper-V or the Hyper-V host was upgraded to a version which contains an updated integration services.

This is an easy way to confirm the version of Hyper-V integration services on your virtual machine is the latest version, or the latest version the host supports.

On the host server, browse to C:\windows\systm32\vmms.exe > open the proprieties of the file and go to the 'details' tab.

Hyper-V Server Integration Services version

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V host

Make note of the 'File Version' attribute.

We can now open our virtual machine and confirm the version installed there. An easy way to do this is through Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features depending on your virtual machine OS.

Virtual Machine Integration Services Version

Windows Server 2003 SP2 Virtual Machine

In our case we can verify our virtual machines integration services is at the latest version for this host

Neil Bryan
IT Consultant & Technical Trainer
Neil Bryan is an IT consultant and technical trainer specializing in VMware, Citrix and Microsoft virtualization and infrastructure.

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