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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Using Integration Services Features

In a virtualized environment, processes that require an interface between a parent and child partition must do so in a manner that does not compromise the secure operation or isolation of resources in either partition. In Hyper-V, Integration Services (IS) provide support for five unique components that require a secure interface between a parent and child partition. These components include:

  • Time synchronization service

  • Heartbeat service

  • Shutdown service

  • Key/value pair exchange service

  • Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

Hyper-V Integration Services are available in a child partition after they are installed in a supported guest operating system. Integration Services communicate with components in the parent partition ...

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