Monday 4 February 2013

How-To: Hyper-V: Kill VM Process hung at Stopping/Starting/Snapshotting

Our search turned up the following:

Our process is as follows:

  1. Open Task Manager
  2. Processes tab
  3. Click View and Select Columns
  4. Select and click OK:
    1. Image Path Name
    2. Command Line
    3. image
  5. Click the Image Name column header to sort.
    1. image
  6. Open Windows Explorer and browse to the Hyper-V folder where the VMs are stored.
    • image
  7. For smaller deploys we open the XML file with NotePad to discover the correct GUID associated with the VM.
  8. In our case it was VMWP.exe with GUID 52806B15-
  9. Terminate the process.

Once the VM’s process has been terminated we can address what was causing the stoppage, which in this case was an errant pass-through USB drive.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Windows Live Writer

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Although a good thought, this didn't work for me. The virtual machine in question still remains in a starting state.