Stability Issues with Windows Server “8” Beta on Sever 2008 R2 Hyper-V

If while trying out Windows Server “8” (now officially confirmed to be Windows Server 2012) you have stability issues and your Hyper-V server suddenly crashes you may need this Windows Hotfix.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2526776

The hotfix is specifically to fix the following:

  • The Windows 8 Consumer Preview or Windows Server “8” Beta virtual machine stops responding.
  • The Windows Server 2008 R2 host computer displays a stop error message and restarts automatically. This behavior brings down all other running virtual machines together with the host computer.

Definitely one to look at if you having a play with Sever “8” beta in a virtual machine!