I have a server 2012 R2 server essentials hosting a server 2012 r2 essentials VM (AS MS allows you 1 vm in Essentials). Everything ran great for about a month then the host shut itself down. Error logs states:
The process C:\Windows\system32\silsvc.exe has initiated the shutdown of computer NAME on behalf of user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM for the following reason: Legacy API shutdown
the host is NOT part of a domain. Could that be a the issue. Could MS really be so lame to allow you 2012r2 ES to host itself as a VM but then require the host itself to be the domain controller? Could I just join the host and promote it?
Any help is appreciated.