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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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Installing Integration Services

After the virtual machine guest operating system configuration is complete, you should install Integration Services. Integration Services are a set of performance, integration, and functionality enhancements that are installed in a guest operating system running in a virtual machine. Virtual machine input/output (I/O) performance is significantly increased when virtual machine–specific driver updates replace standard guest operating system driver files for the mouse, keyboard, video, network, and SCSI controller components. Integration Services are updated from time to time, so it is important to incorporate these updates into your maintenance procedures and schedule to ensure that you are using the newest versions ...

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