I am installing SBS 2008 virtually with Oracle VirtualBox on a Windows 7 64 bit OS host (a high end Dell PC). I need to know if I need to MANUALLY install any drivers in the Virtual environment.
The reason I ask is Windows install CDs usually do NOT provide ANY of the following drivers: LAN, Video, audio and chipset. Occasionally they provide one of the above but usually none. In actual practice the chipset driver is usually not required unless there is a certain missing entry in Device Manager. And SBS 2008 use should not require an audio driver (please correct me if I am wrong). That leaves the LAN and graphics/video driver which ARE needed.
In another thread here EE Virtual expert hanccocka has said
"Virtualbox uses virtual hardware which is indepedent from the host, and uses its own drivers"
Does that mean that I do not need to worry about drivers for SBS 2008 in VirtualBox as it provides its own
that I **STILL** need to MANUALLY install drivers for the QUOTE "virtual HW"? And if so where do I get those drivers ?
Note: In case it matters, Windows 7 drivers USUALLY work with SBS 2008 per answers in another EE question that I have recently posted plus an answer from Dell Server tech support on the phone. And the Dell Win 7 drivers for the Dell PC HW are available at the Dell Website. And from actual experience I know that they (LAN and graphics) work for SBS 2008 as I first installed SBS 2008 in a dual boot environment (not virtual). Dell does NOT provide SBS 2008 drivers for this HW as it is NOT a Dell server.