Saturday, June 14, 2008

How to fix Hyper-V error “Failed to add device Microsoft Synthetic Ethernet Port”

Hyper-V Beta, and RC0 worked great.  I recently upgraded to RC1, and in the process of both trying to move a VHD from another server and trying to create a new VM from scratch I repeated received the following error:

Failed to add device ‘Microsoft Synthetic Ethernet Port’

Here’s what I figured out: The Microsoft Forefront Client Security that was running on the host machine was interfering.  Once I excluded both .XML and .VHD files in Forefront, everything started working again.  That was an easy fix.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

SQL Server 2008 RC0 is available for public download

Surprisingly, I haven’t heard much buzz around this, but SQL Server 2008 RC0 is now available for public download at this link.  I haven’t had a chance to look at it yet, but supposedly this is the final release before RTM later this year.