I you are running Hyper-V role on Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 or Server 2008 (SP2 not supported) and you decide to install Windows 8 or Server 2012 as a virtual machine you must install an official Microsoft patch found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2744129
- The virtual machine stops responding.
- You receive a Stop error message, and the computer restarts. This behavior stops all running virtual machines together with the computer.
How to obtain this update
This update is available from the following Microsoft Update website:
Microsoft Download Center
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008||
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2||
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
To apply this update, you must be running one of the following operation systems. Additionally, you must have the Hyper-V server role installed.
- Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
You must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement information
This update replaces the hotfix that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 2526776. For more information about KB article 2526776, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: