Force remove MS Virtual Machine Addittions after moved to hardware
Posted on 2009-02-21
Hi I have a 2003 server which started its life in a ms virtual server environment, it was migrated out to hardware and now cannot remove the MS virtual server addittions, this means it wont reboot completely without a hard reset. I know that I need to edit the virtual server addittions MSI to disable the 'Inside a MS Virtual Machine Check' I have seen discussion on someone who has solved this and I think I am close. any chance someone can give a little more detail on how to disable the VM check. I have tried editing the msi file with orca and set sequence to 0 and 9999 and completely removed the lines referring to CheckForRunningInsideAVirtualMachine
but still no luck, anyone had success removing this outside of ms virtual server?
Appreciate any help... i know that I can remove it my migrating back to virtual server and removing it that way, but the image is huuge and this will take an eternity.