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We have a Windows 2012 Datacenter server with several virtual machines running Windows 2012 Standard and Windows 2008 R2 Standard.  Often if I stop one of the virtual machines I can't get it to restart unless I run gpupdate /force.  It doesn't happen all the time but it does happen more often than not.

I have applied all of the patches to the Hyper V server and all of the virtual machines and I have also run the Integration Services.

When I go into the Group Policy snap-in it says No Infrastructure Status information exists for this domain.  If I run gpupdate /force it will show me a list of Domain Controllers and I can get a status display.  

We have 2 Windows 2012 DC's one physical and one virtual and the physical houses all of the FSMO roles.  We also have 2 legacy 2003 DC's.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
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Often if I stop one of the virtual machines I can't get it to restart unless I run gpupdate /force.

where do you run the GPUPDATE command? on the physical host or the guest VM?

are all host servers and guest VMs in the same domain?
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I run it on the physical host.  All of the servers and guest VM's are in the same domain.
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Further explanations are needed please as to how the networks and DC are setup and seperated?
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What do you need to know?
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by:Lionel MM
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When it comes to the AD which server peforms what roles and which role is the one with the problem assigned
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DC2 is a physical with FSMO, DNS and some DHCP scopes.  DC1 is a virtual on the HyperV machine we are having issues with.  DC1 has DNS and other DHCP scopes that don't overlap with DC2.  DC1 and DC2 are Windows 2012.  

We have servers P and E that are running 2003.  P is a print server and is running DNS.  Both of these servers are physical and scheduled for decommission.  

All of the servers show up in replication.
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How many have active directory installed and running?
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All 4
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maybe this link will help clarify the question I am asking (sorry I'm not that clear). If all have AD, what is the hierarchy of AD roles, and which AD role does the problem server have?
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786438%28v=WS.10%29.aspx
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The problem server is a HyperV machine and does not have any AD roles.
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sounds like an issue with the authority of the user. check the link below to see if this helps.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2779204

If not, check your event viewer for errors relating to domain & group policy as it may mean the host is struggling with its AD connection.
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This did not work.  I'm not seeing any errors in the logs.
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only thing I cant account for then is the 2003 DCs. I cant find much reference to people using Hyper V 2012 against a 2003 Domain controller.

As you cannot force the 2012 server to only use the 2012 DC your system could be having trouble with something there.

I've not been able to find any references to anyone using 2012 Hyper V with a 2003 DC so I cannot find any way to confirm this.

Is there any way you could turn them off temporarily without affecting your infrastructure?
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