SBS 2011 not shutting down properly when installed as HyperV Guest OS
Posted on 2011-02-18
We have successfully installed alot of Virtual machines using Windows Server HyperV R2 2008 and have for the first time installed SBS 2011 as a guest with it. Everything is working fine except for the shutdown of the SBS 2011 Guest OS. I have tested the following shutdown method and all result in an "unclean shutdown" of the SBS 2011 Server.
All integration services are enabled and working. All drivers are installed properly.
1. Have tried to shutdown from the SBS 2011 console using the standard shutdown via start menu. The computer begins to shutdown than during the shutdown of the services it shutdown entirely like a good shutdown. When we reboot it we get the shutdown event tracker log that the previous shutdown was unclean.
2. Have tried shutting down from the HyperV manager and it does the same thing as above.
3. Have tried shutting down from the HyperV terminal.
4. I have even tried the "Restart" option. The system restarts as would any other server but it always comes up with the shutdown event tracker alerting me that it was not shutdown correctly.
All the other three guest OS shutdown properly except SBS 2011.
Is there a shutdown bug in SBS 2011 that prevents it from being shutdown properly when installed as a HyperV guest.
It's not often we need to shut it down but an unclean shutdown will eventually result in a database / file corruption of some sort.
Your help would be appreciated.