Windows Server 2016 Standard with Hyper-V running two VMs. One with Server Essentials, the other just another Server 2016.
In the hyper-v manager, you can see the two VMs at the top: RDS and ESS.
When I want to turn them off, I will right-click on ESS and select shut down from the drop down menu. It shuts down. When I then go to the RDS VM and do the same thing I get the following error message:
An error occurred while attempting to shut down the virtual machine(s)
"Failed to shut down the virtual machine
You do not have permission to perform the operation. Contact your administrator if you believe you should have permission to perform this operation."
I then have to use Turn Off, which I don't like to use. I then get the message:
Are you want to turn off the selected VMs? This is equivalent to powering off a computer, so data loss is possible.
I have no choice so I select that. But, it scares me, because I don't do hard reboots on workstations so I feel like this is the same thing. I believe I have admin rights on the production server. Maybe I don't. Maybe I shouldn't"
But the ESS works ever time.