Use the following procedure to configure the virtual floppy drive to:

You can use this procedure when creating a hardware profile, modifying a hardware profile, or configuring hardware profile settings from the New Template Wizard or the New Virtual Machine Wizard. You can configure a floppy drive but you cannot remove it or add additional floppy drives.

To apply a sysprep answer file, VMM will create and remove a virtual floppy drive during the virtual machine creation process.
To configure virtual floppy drive settings for a virtual machine
  1. In the left pane, under Hardware Profile, click Floppy Drive.

  2. Modify the virtual floppy drive settings by selecting one of the following options:

    • No media (default). Select this option to specify that the virtual floppy drive cannot read a physical floppy disk or a virtual floppy disk. If you are modifying an existing hardware profile, you can select No Media to disconnect a virtual floppy drive from the host drive or from a virtual floppy disk file.

    • Physical floppy drive. Select this option to enable the virtual floppy drive to read a physical floppy disk in the specified physical floppy drive on the host.

    • Existing virtual floppy disk file. Select this option to enable the virtual floppy drive on a virtual machine to access a specific virtual floppy disk (.vfd or .flp) file that is stored in a library share. Click Browse to open the Select virtual floppy disk dialog box, and then select the virtual floppy disk that you want to use.

See Also

For the most up-to-date Help information, go to the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Help Online. To find additional Virtual Machine Manager 2008 documentation, go to the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 TechCenter Library.