When installing Microsoft Hyper-V within a VMware Workstation you cannot create virtual machines and the following error messages are shown in the event log.

‘Virtual Machine Bus’ driver required by the Virtual Machine Management service is not installed or is disabled. Check your settings or try reinstalling the Hyper-V role.

‘Virtualization Infrastructure’ driver required by the Virtual Machine Management service is not installed or is disabled. Check your settings or try reinstalling the Hyper-V role.

To resolve this issue add the following to the VMware workstation’s .vmx file for the Hyper-V guest and restart.

hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = “FALSE”

Configure VMware processor options

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Once the Hyper-V image is up and running install integration services (mouse, keyboard). The disk is found on the Hyper-V host system in C:Windowsvmguest.

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