pdrace
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NIC is listed in task bar as a removable device after hardware upgrade

After moving some Windows 2003 and 2008 vms from 3.5 hosts to 4.0 hosts the network adapter is now shown as a removable device in the "Safely remove hardware" on the Windows task bar. Has anyone found a way to prevent this or at least hide it?

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AntonVZhbankov
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http://clip2net.com/clip/m19209/1249766623-clip-120kb.png


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VMware vExpert '2009

http://blog.vadmin.ru

EMCCAe, MCITP: SA+VA, VCP 3/4/5, VMware vExpert http://blog.vadmin.ru
pdrace
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That works but are there any other side effects from doing this?

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AntonVZhbankov
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You won't have hot add hardware for this VM anymore, so any virtual hardware should be added to powered off VM.

You can try to disable hot-remove in Windows by group policy, didn't try this myself.


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VMware vExpert '2009

http://blog.vadmin.ru

EMCCAe, MCITP: SA+VA, VCP 3/4/5, VMware vExpert http://blog.vadmin.ru
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