How to manually install Integration Tools on a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

For Hyper-V hosts on Server 2016 and Windows 10, the Hyper-V guest integrations are meant to be delivered via windows update. If you want to force it without waiting for updates to apply, or if the server doesn’t have access to windows updates, you can do the below:

These instructions assume you are running on the virtual machine you want to update

  1. First, download the appropriate Windows Update CAB file from here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3063109
  2. Open up Windows Powershell with elevated privileges.
  3. Set the correct path to the CAB file you’ve downloaded. For example:
    $integrationServicesCabPath="C:\Downloads\windows6.2-hypervintegrationservices-x86.cab"
  4. Install the patch using the following command:
    Add-WindowsPackage -Online -PackagePath $integrationServicesCabPath

The full procedure for this was found on this technet article.

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