VMWare server stuck in shutting down.  Need to restart.

Posted on 2007-10-11
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
VMware server stuck on shutting down.  No error message.  I have tried ctr/alt/insert with no result.  I have tried power off with no result.  How can I restart this server?
Question by:quippee
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    Hi there,

    If your virtual machine is stuck, and using the "Power Off" from VMware application doesn't work, open "Task Manager" on the host and end the process called "vmware-vmx.exe".  Each one of those processes corresponds to a running virtual machine.  If that doesn't work, you can end the VMware application process called "vmware.exe".

    Good luck!
    Steve :)

    Author Comment

    It actually took ending task vmserverdWin32.exe to do it.  Thanks for sending me in the right direction!!
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    You're welcome!

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