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    Question Hyper-V Headache - Can't create vhd's

    Hi Guys,

    Just taken over as network manager in a school which uses Hyper-V on Server 2008 and im have a few problems with it.

    When i try and create a vhd, it just says creating disk...i have left it all weekend and its just stuck on the same stage. Its only a 80GB drive i'm trying to make.

    I then created a virtual machine without a vhd, it created instantly, then used the vhd tool to make a quick drive, went into the settings of the vm and pointed it to the vhd i created with the tool and it just locked up hyper-v manager.

    I then came out of everything, went back into it and it seems to have worked as i managed to get server 2012 on the vm.


    Why is it crashing so much and why can't i create a vhd in the normal way? I have left it for 48hrs + with no joy. I can only make quick drives with the tool.

    I am used to vmware, not liking Hyper-V very much. Might have to switch when funds are available.

    Daryl
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    How are the file permissions set? Creating fixed size vhd's can take lots of time, have you tried making them through disk Manager and making sure the file permissions are set to allow access to the Hyper-v server service or the everyone group.

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    Does sound like permission issue how hyper v setup. Are you able to write into the directory of were the vhd and the virtual settings are stored do you have scvm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post
    it just locked up hyper-v manager.
    To support Server 2012 VMs on a Hyper-V host running 2008/2008 R2, you need to install KB2744129. It sounds like this hotfix isn't installed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post
    I have left it for 48hrs + with no joy.
    Can you post a few more details on your Hyper-V setup? e.g. specs of the hosts/SAN etc.?

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