I’m currently running Server 2008 R2 (from a VHD) as one of the OSes on my work laptop.  Thanks to the http://www.win2008workstation.com/ site, I was able to get my wireless card working.  

Problem – When I went to create a virtual network in Hyper-V, the wireless network interface was not an option.

Solution – I created a loopback adapter and bridged it to my wireless network card.  I was able to create a virtual network that included the bridged connection and my VMs were able to access my wireless network.


  1. 1
    October 19th, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Good idea!

    Is this any better then the “Server 2003 to workstation?” It worked, but had tons of glitches.

  2. 2
    October 19th, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Actually, now that I looked at the above site, this is a different method. Server 2003 to workstation required many different CDs and te TweakNT utility. This looks a lot cleaner.

    How well does it work?

  3. 3
    October 19th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Using Server 2008 R2 as a workstation has been working pretty well. Adding features like “Desktop Experience” and the wireless service are pretty easy. The only problem I have still is trying to get Server 2008 R2 to recognize my DVD drive as a burner.. I am going to try using the drivers from Windows 7 and see how that goes.

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