Good morning Experts,
I'm trying to help my brother out with a hyper-v problem at his office. Until yesterday, I never touched anything hyper-v. All of my experience is with VMware. 'Baptism by Fire' is a great teacher. Anyway, here is the environment and problem.
Physical box running 2008R2 w/Hyper-v
vm is a 2003R2 server running as a terminal server
vm has been inaccessible since power outage 3 days ago
This server was set up 3 years ago by someone who is no longer around. I went to hyper-v mgr on the host and reset the vm. In console view, I can see 2003R2 begin to load, then stops, with a message "msisadrv.sys is corrupted or missing. Restart using the 2003R2 install disk and use the repair option -r". There is a 2003R2 iso file on the host, so I loaded it into the virtual cd/dvd drive and reset the vm. The 2003R2 installer ran, and when I selected the repair option, I was prompted for an admin password. Neither my brother nor I have any idea what it is. Is there a way around this? Since I can't run the repair option, is there a way to open/explore the terminal server VHD file (terminal1.vhd) and manually replace the missing/corrupted file? I also noticed a 2nd terminal server VHD file (terminal2.vhd) with a creation date of when this server went online, so it is possibly a backup of the first. How would I run it as a vm? Terminal1.vhd is the name of the other VHD file, and the only vm showing in hyper-v mgr is terminal1.
Thanks for your help