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hyper-v 2012 R2 and shutdown

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With Windows 2012 R2 and Hyper-V role there is a problem that when shutting down the host it dont care about the Hyper-V guests. I see that many have this problem and i have tested it on two different servers. Any workarround on this problem? In 2008 the shutdown on a host took some time since it should shutdown, save or whatever the option on the guest was, but on 2012 R2 the shutdown dont wait at all. Its all updates on the server.
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yes, this is probably bug in 2012 R2 Hyper-V

Time being you can Powershell: Get-VM | Stop-VM and then shutdown host system. Or you can deploy a cluster with only one node - it's supported.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/f24bfa41-247e-48b6-a674-6ed4fefa46b0/hyperv-operating-system-shutdown-not-functioning-on-windows-server-2012-r2

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What do you mean by “it doesn’t take of the guests when shutting down”?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter evaluation edition and it does put the client OS in saved sate when it’s shutting down and then it brings them up if it’s specified in “Automatic Start Action”.

Did you install the 2012 R2 Integration services on the virtual machines?

Did you patch your host up to the latest Microsoft updates on November 2013?
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This is a known bug. It only occurs if you set the VM action to "shut down." Pausing/saving the VM works properly. But if the action to be taken is to shut down the VM, the VM is simply turned off instead.

So the workaround is don't shut down your VMs. Put them in a saved state instead. The fix will be a patch to be released.
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