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VM Issue - Windows 2008 R2 & Hyper-V

I am having an issue where I am trying to create a new virtual server & I go through the wizard & after it is created I try to start it to install the OS & I get the attached error....this is a Win 2008 R2 server using hyper-v. The .vhd & all other files are stored on a NAS that is mapped to the virtual host. what's going on???
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James HIT DirectorCommented:
This usually means the connection to the NAS is broken. The Hyper-V server cannot find the .vhd file.
Confirm connectivity from server to NAS.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Is the location on the NAS writable?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
How have you "Mapped" the location to the NAS?
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wantabe2Author Commented:
Yes, I have a drive mapped to the NAS & can access the directory fine on the host. When setting up the VM I put the .vhd & other files on the mapped drive by inpitting \\ipaddress of NAS\share

It is set to allow everyone read/write access.

I also have another VM set up on the NAS that is working fiine...it is a DC..
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Has this NAS ever worked correctly in this fashion?

You are accessing the NAS in the user context, Hyper-V will not be accessing it , as a network share, as a user context.
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wantabe2Author Commented:
Yes, I have another VM on the VM host working fine, set up the same way...
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wantabe2Author Commented:
I am using an Iomega StorCenter px4-300r to store the VM files on...
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kevinhsiehCommented:
Hyper-V can't access files via SMB/CIFS.  You need to connect to your 'NAS' via iSCSI.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
@wantabe2: you stated you had another VM working fine?
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