VMWare Guest Takes Too Long to Power Off
Posted on 2010-08-20
I am running Vista 64 bit on my laptop (host) and have a VMWare guest configured with Windows Server 2003. When I shut down the guest operating system, the guest machine sometimes take 10 minutes or more to power down. Every time I attempt to close VMWare, I get a message from VMWare Workstation informing me that the "Guest is still busy" and to "wait until the operation is complete before closing".
Eventually, the guest will close completely but it takes far too long.