You receive "Error applying virtual switch properties changes" error on a Windows Server 2019 (Build 17763)-based Hyper-V server

Applies to: Windows Server 2019, all versions

Symptoms


When you try to create Hyper-V virtual switch in Windows Server 2019 (Build 17763), you receive the following error message:

 

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Additionally, the following event logs are received.

Cause


This issue can be cause by the network interface card driver Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 369i Adapter ( Intel 369i or Intel 350i).

Visual switch creation splits into two parts: the creation part and the binding part. When the issue occurs, the creation part succeeded but the binding part failed.

Resolution


To fix this issue, update the driver from Intel website directly instead of from HPE.