VMware server 2.0 locks up UI when task manager is ran

Hello Experts,

I am running VMware server 2.0, host system is windows server 2003 r2 64 bit. VM is windows server 2008 r2 64bit, running sql server 2008 on the vm.

My problem is that when I run the task manager in the vm, the UI of the vm locks up, I am unable to do anything. I can’t click on anything, I can’t send ctl,alt,del.  I have to crash the vm and reboot to regain control.

 SQL seems to keep running fine, when the UI locks up. but I have no access to the user interface of the vm server.  I cannot connect to a RDP session, it times out.

Seems that if I don’t run task manager, all is ok. But I need to be able to run task manager.

Has anyone else had this problem?

Thanks.
chris_ntAsked:
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
In vmware you always press  ctrl+alt+ins to target the vm.

How did you start the taskmanager?


chris_ntAuthor Commented:
i right click on the task bar in the vm and select "task manager" the task manager starts and runs for about 2 ticks, then locks up the user interface of the vm
vmwarun - ArunCommented:
  1. What is your Host Hardware Configuration ?
  2. How many vCPUs and RAM have you allocated to the VM ?
chris_ntAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay on this, I solved this problem by just using remote desktop to manage the server. Instead of the vmware console.It works just fine and I have not had any problems with it.

Thanks anyway

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