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I am running Virtual Server 2005. As I have done several times successfully, I replicated a Virtual Disk and created a new machine. When I restart the machine, it boots up and then after a minute resets. Further Below are the events from start to finish. The one unusal thing I notice is that it is changing the setting a setting for the virtual machine name to cdlc-new, which was the machine I replicated it from. After it does this, it changes a bios reconfiguration and then resets. I am puzzled.


The last three events are thus:


The setting "integration/microsoft/version/guest_os/computer_name" for the virtual machine configuration "cdlc-union3" was changed from NULL to "cdlc-new".

The setting "hardware/bios/time_bytes" for the virtual machine configuration "cdlc-union3" was changed.

"cdlc-union3" was reset.



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ALL EVENTS:
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"cdlc-union3" was started.

The setting "integration/microsoft/version/guest_os/short_name" for the virtual machine configuration "cdlc-union3" was changed from NULL to "Windows Server™ 2003, Standard Edition".

The setting "integration/microsoft/version/guest_os/long_name" for the virtual machine configuration "cdlc-union3" was changed from NULL to "Windows Server™ 2003, Standard Edition".

The setting "integration/microsoft/version/guest_os/build_number" for the virtual machine configuration "cdlc-union3" was changed from NULL to "5.02.3790".

The setting "integration/microsoft/version/guest_os/revision_number" for the virtual machine configuration "cdlc-union3" was changed from NULL to "Service Pack 2".

The setting "integration/microsoft/version/additions_number" for the virtual machine configuration "cdlc-union3" was changed from NULL to "013813".

The setting "integration/microsoft/version/guest_os/computer_name" for the virtual machine configuration "cdlc-union3" was changed from NULL to "cdlc-new".

The setting "hardware/bios/time_bytes" for the virtual machine configuration "cdlc-union3" was changed.

"cdlc-union3" was reset.
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How have the copied the VM? I think that the original VM was in saved state. Can you shut the OS down and replicate him again?
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Thanks for your insightt. You zeroed in on the problem. Unfortunately, I was cleaning the server and deleted the vmc of the machine from which it was replicated. The VHD I created a couple of years ago and it has a program for which the installation file is no longer available.

cdlc-new is a phantom setting that keeps getting inserted into the new machine's vmc file. I tried editing it out to no avail.

Is there anyway of finding where this setting is stored. Is it some place on the new machine? On the off chance that it is, I could slave the drive and look at it.

The setting would seem to be stored some place.

Or maybe not. Any ideas would be appreaciated.
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