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When using System Center Virtual Machine Manager to install virtual guest services the job may fail with the following error.
A trace of the job will contain a variation of the following entry.
The boot and system files are on different partitions, with the Windows directory being on an extended partition instead of a primary partition. The Windows volume is not found when the VHD is mounted for integration services integration.
Two possible workarounds:
It is possible to fully automate the installation of integration components on VMs by copying required files to the VM and executing the process remotely. No user interaction is required. Be aware that the VM will reboot automatically if needed.
For more information on psexec refer to the Sysinternals product page (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx)
Further information can be found here:
KB962226 - Setup.exe from the Integration Services Setup Disk has no command line options
The 'autorun.inf' file in the root of an .ISO can also be modified as shown below. If autorun is enabled on the VM operating system this will automatically install integration components in the same manner as previously described.
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Article ID: 2313592 - Last Review: August 9, 2010 - Revision: 2.0