I am testing migrating my physical media center to a HyperV guest...
I have been able to setup the following HyperV guests on a server box with NO SOUND card:
1. Windows Vista Ultimate with Media center -All works perectly with a HP X280n Extender
2. Windows 7 Professional with Media Center - Firewall issues prevented extender discovery - OK, disabled firewall and that was resolved. When all appears well, extender canot play any recorded TV- Application faiure message - restart Media Center, or contact hardware vendor (I do not have the exact message at the office, but will posst it later tonight)
I notice on the Win 7 VPC, "No output device message" appears in sound control panel.
Would the lack of sound card in the server be causing a problem playing recorded TV on the extender?
This is NOT the case with Vista Ultimate.
My CETON card arrives in June and want to have my transition plan locked down by them, and since CETON requires Windows 7, if I do not resolve this issue, I need to stick with Vista and use the HD Homerun cablecard vs the CETON card.
(I will post the exact error message later, but thougth someone would have an idea regarding Windows 7)
I have allocated 4 CPUS, and 4 GB ram to the Windows 7 Guest. I saw a post where the media center Recorded TV allocation exceed the available space, and gave similiar error message. I have 20 GB free on the VHD and told Media center to use 5 GB, so that did not solve my problem
All integration services have beeen installed.
(also disappointed MSFT disabled the New Internet content in Windows 7 for extenders, Boxee will not work on extenders, and no easy way to add RSS feeds in the interface. I use VmcPlayit - Any others using a better solution for extenders?)