Server 2012 R2 “does not have a network adapter available to create a virtual switch” when configuring VDIReading Time: 2 minutes
I recently ran into this issue when doing an all-in-one VDI install, on top of a server that had been used for other things in the past. The “quick start” VDI option is supposed to essentially do everything for you, but I ran into this issue.
“The Server does not have a network adapter available to create a virtual switch”
Taking a quick look here, I do have a vSwitch. Why is it complaining?
It turns out that the installer isn’t actually complaining about the fact that there is no vSwitch, it’s complaining that there IS a vSwitch. It needs it to be a “blank slate” so it can manage it and do it’s thing. I’m not a fan of this, because I intend to manage my VDI environment using SCVMM, and the VDI component itself won’t have a whole lot to say about it. Nevertheless, this is how you get past this. Delete any vSwitches.
All gone, now try the installer again.
There we go, now we’re off onto the next step without any errors. Have fun!
I hope I’ve made your day, at least a little bit easier.