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Vmware Server 2 and Guest VM display locking up.

We have  Vmware server 2 on a host running 2008 R2 Std x64.  With a newly created VM in the lab (running 2008 R2 SP1 Std x64)  the display randomnly locks ups i.e. all of sudden you can't select anything and sending Ctrl-Alt_Del to the VM does nothing.   The VM seems to still be runing fine as from another VM i can ping the problem VM and Run to it's C: drive.  If we disconnect and exit from problem VM and reconnect it just takes you back to a screenshot of where it locked up.

Any ideas?

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Sekar ChinnakannuStaff EngineerCommented:
Any error messages, log in event viewer, also compare hardware config with other vm.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you got VMware Tools installed in the Guest Machine?

Also Windows 2008 R2 does not seem to be on the Hardware Compatibility List as a Guest OS for Windows 2008 R2.

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?action=search&deviceCategory=software&advancedORbasic=advanced&maxDisplayRows=50&key=&productId=7&gos_vmw_product_release[]=83&datePosted=-1&partnerId[]=-1&os_bits=-1&os_use[]=-1&os_family[]=-1&os_name[]=Windows+Server+2008&os_type[]=-1&rorre=0

Windows 2008 Service Pack 2 was the last version.

VMware Server 2.0.2 is now end of life, it has been discontinued. Support Ends on 30 June 2011.

You may be better off with ESXi or Virtualbox 4.0.
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