Offer all available integration services to virtual machines

Applies To: Windows Server 2016

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Property Details
Operating System Windows Server 2016
Product/Feature Hyper-V
Severity Warning
Category Configuration

In the following sections, italics indicates UI text that appears in the Best Practices Analyzer tool for this issue.


One or more available integration services are not enabled on virtual machines.


Some capabilities will not be available to the following virtual machines:

<list of virtual machine names>


If this is intentional, no further action is required. Otherwise, consider offering all integration services in the settings of these virtual machines.

The availability of some integration services can be managed through the virtual machine settings.

To manage the availability of integration services to a virtual machine

  1. Open Hyper-V Manager. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Hyper-V Manager.

  2. In the results pane, under Virtual Machines, select the virtual machine that you want to configure.

  3. In the Action pane, under the virtual machine name, click Settings.

  4. Under Management, click Integration Services.

  5. In the list of integration services, select the check box for each service you want to offer to the virtual machine. If a check box is unavailable, that particular integration service is not supported by the guest operating system that runs in the virtual machine.