Contributor
Contributor

Windows server 2003 don't start

Hi,

The server with VI3 std was halted by power down. 2 virtual machines was running with Windows 2003 server (domain controler, exchange) during the crash. After Vmware started, the 2 windows don't want to start. After a windows repair, blue screen and problem registry. No backups ==> crises. Is there a utility to "repair" the files that contain virtuals Windows servers ?

Thanks

Xavioch

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Expert
Expert

If you don't have a backup of the VMs of any sort and you can't fix the VMs using the usual Windows repair methods, then there's nothing VMware provides that can help you.

I take it the disks of the VMs weren't snapshotted, at all?

Chris

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No backup of the VMs. The disks weren't snapshotted. Just the virtual files of the servers on the SAN volume.

When repair Windows, then config software corrupted...

In the vmware logs, is there an issue to see errors that can help ?

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Hi,

Repairing a VMware server is the same as a physical server -> just do all the MS stuff to repair your server. After a powerdown your disk are corrupted and should be repaired with the standard MS server recovery procedures.

cheers,

Jan

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