Thursday, March 3, 2011

Using Bcdedit set up boot menu for Hyper-V and VMWare workstation in the same server

If you install Hyper-V and VMware workstation in the same server which is Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2, the VMware workstation can't start.

Because the Hypervisor is used by Hyper-V server role.

Solving this problem, you have to create a new boot option which doesn't start the Hypervisor automatically.

1.  At the server, login as Administrator.
2.  Launch a command prompt, enter the follow command:

bcdedit /copy {default} /d "Boot without Hypervisor"

3.  Copy the GUID ( ID of the new boot loader entry).
4.  Enter the following command to modify the hypervisor setting for the new boot loader entry:

bcdedit /set {guid} hypervisorlaunchtype off

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