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VmWare Pink Screen, when adding printer in Server 2012 R2 RDS host

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I have an ESXi host running 5.1.0.  That host is hosting several VMs.  The VMs are Server 2008, 2008 R2 and two 2012 R2.  The server has been in production for months with little or no problems.

The other day, I added the 2012 R2 server and added the RDS role.  Then I went in to add a printer from AD and the host pink screened.  

I went back and instead of adding the printer from AD, I added it as a local TCP/IP printer and it added just fine.

Later, when I was installing Office 2013, it pink screened again.

Both pink screens are attached.

I'm totally new to VMWare so I'm a little lost.

Any ideas as to why this otherwise stable server would begin pink screening all of a sudden?

Is 5.1.0 ok with 2012 R2?  I thought about spinning up an 08 R2 to test but wanted to ask first.

Thanks

Cliff
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Try using another virtual NIC instead of the E1000.

VMXNET3 for example would be the better choice...

Check out this KB: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2059053
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right on the money.  sorry for delay in closing.
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No worries, thanks for letting us know the outcome.
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