Guest tools for Hyper-V – Change your DVD from within the guest

I was looking last week for a tool that allowed me to change the DVD from within my guest image without going to my VMM server or the host.

Couldn’t find one so I wrote one.

The tool should detect you are connected as a Hyper-V guest

You can select search folders for your iso files. This needs to be a network share that your Hyper-V server can see (and you as well). The tool checks you can see the folder and if not the line goes red.

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Once you have selected your search folders you can insert a file into the DVD. You don’t have to use search folders you can type the filename in or use the “browse for file button”

If you have a lot of files you can type a partial name in the top and the list will be filtered.

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I haven’t nailed down the minimum permissions yet so you probably need  admin rights to the server and the relevant remote admin features enabled.

This is very much version 1 so please feedback. It will go on codeplex soon.

Enjoy

Published Monday, August 23, 2010 9:14 AM by simonsabin

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