I created a Linux Ubuntu 17.10 vm with Hyper-V on Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update).

The integrated services like shutdown and reboot work fine but I cannot copy files between host and vm, clipboard does’t work and I cannot resize the vm windows (so I cannot run it in full screen).

A workstation vm without full screen mode is useless to me.

What configuration step or install package did I miss?

Following my configuration:

Hyper-V Integrated Services


I also installed:

apt-get install --install-recommends linux-virtual apt-get install linux-tools-virtual linux-cloud-tools-virtual

but that didn’t help either.

  • for those of us who don't speak german - translating the first screenshot would be handy – Journeyman Geek Nov 12 '17 at 12:02
  • @JourneymanGeek it just shows that all Hyper-V integrated services have been checked. – Paul Smith Nov 12 '17 at 12:04
  • Enable enhanced session mode from Hyper-V settings. – Biswapriyo Nov 12 '17 at 12:17
  • @Biswa Sorry, forgot to mention that it is already activated. – Paul Smith Nov 12 '17 at 12:35

For the screen resolution open terminal and
sudo nohup gedit /etc/default/grub

Add resolution to this line:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash video=hyperv_fb:1920x1080"

sudo update-grub

Restart and change sth in Display settings and back (e.g. Sticky edges) to avoid error

Still working on Copy/Paste

  • Any updates on the copy/paste issue? ;) – Maecky Mar 23 '18 at 12:10

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