Hyper-V Program Manager
Here is a problem that I hear about at least 2 or 3 times a month:
Someone is trying to do a network installation of an operating system using either Hyper-V or Virtual PC, they setup the virtual machine appropriately, but when they try to press “F12” to initiate network installation – nothing happens.
Every time I get asked about this – the answer is simple:
If your keyboard has a “Function Lock”, “F Lock” or “Fn” key – make sure it is pressed prior to trying to use the F12 key.
I have not seen a desktop keyboard with function lock! So what are the alternatives?
I remember only Logitech keyboards having such a key.
All three of my Microsoft desktop keyboards have a "F lock" key - while my Dell Laptop has a "Fn" key.
INterestingly, if you are using Delphi in and VM and press F12 without the FLock, Delphi goes wild in ways that do not happen outside of a VM.
Is this bizarre F12 behaviour perhaps related?
In my case F11 and F12 dont work but F1 to F10 work well. And only with Hyper-V in a server core 2008 r2. I am using Hyper-V mmc to connect to the server. I can manage remotly Hyper-V on server core. But those Key F11 and F12 dont work. I can use a CD to install. No FLock key on my keyboard. Any ideas??%%%##