Installing Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Installing Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

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 With the release of Beta of Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 a number of you have asked about Service Pack 1 for the standalone Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, and whether the new capabilities of Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX will be available for it. Absolutely, both Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX have been developed for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 as well.


In order to get these capabilities for the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, you will need to install the Beta of Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. Note that the first wave of the Service pack installer is only in 5 languages (English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish), so if you try and apply the package to Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 (which has 11 language packs installed by default) you will rightly see the following screen




 It’s pretty simple to uninstall these language packs to thereafter install the Service pack. In order to uninstall the language packs, there is nifty utility included (lpksetup.exe). Launch this from an administrator’s command prompt and select “Uninstall display languages”.

On the next screen, select the all languages other than the five (English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish). Of course if you want to save some additional disk space, you can uninstall other languages as well and leave just the language that you use in your environment, Click next and let the tool do its job. Thereafter you can apply Service Pack 1. Enjoy!!

Vijay Tewari

Principal Program Manager, Windows Server Virtualization

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  • THIS IS RIGHT . 07/23/2010     THANK YOU

  • Thank you very much! Easy, but you have to know ;-)

  • Great, that's just what i was looking for ;-)

  • Hi There,

    I am trying to generate data for following performance counter sets

      1. Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Bouncer

      2. and Hyper-V Dynamic memory VM

    Event after following below steps, data remains 0 for all counters in above counter sets.

    Ideally it should have shown changed data as VM should have occupied more memory dynamically.


    1.      Created 2 VM on Hyper-V machine and  configured dynamic memory feature as

    Min RAM - 512 MB and Max RAM 1 GB and memory priority is set to high.

    2.      Installed windows 2008 OS on both virtual machines and installed integrated services.

    3.      Started both vms

    4.      Ran another application (.net and java application) consuming high memory on virtual machine

    Has anyone faced the issue?

    Or Does anyone know correct steps to enforce changing  data in above counter sets.



  • this is so happy...i love technologie

  • Do you know if an update is planned for SC VMM 2008 R2 to include new templates and new VM aditions that support dynamic memory?


  • This is all great, but where did you download the service pack from. I have been searching for hours and can't find it

  • How to install operating system (Windows small business server 2008 Std) on MS Hyper-V Server 2008 R2?

    I got MS Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 installed, then you see only command options ( join to domain, date and time,shut down, etc.) I want to create two separate virtual machines with Windows OS. How can I do that?

  • Okay maybe I am missing something, How do you install SP1 on Hyperv server? Running the windows update does not give it as an option so where do I download the installer and how do I install it in a server core environment?