With Gen2 VMs, the USB keyboard becomes unresponsive beyond the, "Press any key to boot from DVD", prompt. The mouse, which is connected to the keyboard's USB hub, functions fine. However, my keyboards and mouse both work fine
on Gen1 guest VM.
The keyboard is a Microsoft Internet Keyboard Pro. I have also used a Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 v1 keyboard with the same results. No PS2 ports are on the server so I'm stuck using USB.
VM's I've tried are Windows 8 & Server Essentials 2012. I'm currently downloading Server Essentials 2012 R2 to give that a try later today but I suspect I'll have the same results.
I'm palying with Windows 2012 R2 with Hyper V on a Laptop that has been working fine with Windows 2012. With 2012 R2 the Gen 1 VMs everything works fine as on Windows 2012, but with gen 2 after using the keyboard
to boot the DVD or to boot over network, the keyboard is gone and only the mouse works (that happens locally on the laptop or over RDP to the laptop).
I managed to install an Windows 2012 on the Gen 2 VM with a full unattended instalation, and after booting the OS after the instal, the keyboard now works as expected.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 7:35 PM
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