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How to remove the network adapter and add legacy adapter in Microsoft hyper-v?

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How to remove the network adapter and add legacy adapter in hyper-v to resolve network connectivity issues?


Use Hyper-V Manager to shut down the virtual machine and remove the network adapter and add Legacy adapter. If the virtual machine needs network connectivity, it requires at least one network adapter. If integration services are available, make sure they are installed.


To remove a network adapter

  • Open Hyper-V Manager. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Hyper-V Manager.
  • In the results pane, under Virtual Machines, find the virtual machine that you want to configure. The state of the virtual machine should be listed as Off. If it is not, right-click the virtual machine and then click Shut Down.
  • In the Action pane, under the virtual machine name, click Settings.
  • In the navigation pane, click the name of the network adapter.
  • On the Network Adapter page, click Remove.
  • If you do not want to add a network adapter, click OK. Otherwise, click Apply and continue to the next procedure


To add a legacy network adapter

  • In the Settings dialog box, in the navigation pane, click Add Hardware.
  • On the Add Hardware page, select Legacy Network Adapter.
  • Click Add. The Network Adapter page appears.
  • Under Network, select the virtual network you want to connect to.
  • If you want to configure a static MAC address or virtual LAN identifier, specify the numbers you want to use.
  • Click OK.


Once the legacy adapter is added turn on the server and navigate to Action pane, under the virtual machine name, click Settings. In the navigation pane, click the name of the network adapter to verify the type of network adapter as Legacy adapter.

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