This issue started AFTER upgrading my XP sp3 box with new NIC drivers
provided by windowsupdate.com
Virtual server 2005 R2 sp1 comes up, loads the guest, and can connect to
some IP addresses. Anything that accesses DNS from the guest fails. I cannot
even ping the DNS server address.
So I of course try to reinstall, at which time I receive a visual studio
debugging message unhandled exception in msiexec.exe. The install says
successful, and most of the network stack works, but I need my virtual server
to work completely.
I get the same error on both the uninstall as well as the update(KB948515).
My nic is Intel(R) 82566DM Gigabit Network
The most up to date drivers are v14. I installed v13.5 from intel's website,
no change. I've uninstalled virtual server many times at various points in
the NIC driver saga, reinstalled, tried the update to VS (KB948515)
I downloaded drivers from HP for my exact model (sp41804.exe), and the same
I've also updated the windows installer to version 4.5 (4.5.6001.22159)
I even moved the 20gb vhd file to a different box, loaded up the VM, and its
network connections had NO issues.
I tried everything I could think of, but really need this to work on the