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Fresh install of Windows 2008 on hyper-v : "An unauthorized change was made to Windows"

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  • Hello all,

    So here's the deal. A client of ours has a Windows SBS2008 server installed. We want to add a secondary server to the domain, and since he has the Premium package, we will be using the additionnal licence provided with SBS2008. It is a Windows 2008 standard installation.

    Now, I've installed Windows 2008 R2 Standard on a physical server, and added Hyper-V roles to it.

    Installed Windows 2008 standard in the virtual machine, entered the key, then got in Windows the first time. As the network card is not first detected, I upgraded the Hyper-V HAL in the virtual machine, rebooted twice WITHOUT doing anything else, and now I get the wonderful error message "An unauthorized change was made to Windows".

    As I read from the forums, this is usually the AV that is messing with system files, but remember that this is a fresh new installation. I tried many things :

    -Install Win2k8, Hyper-V HAL update, reboot once, Windows Updates (about 99 updates), reboot once, then get the error

    -Install Win2k8, Hyper-V HAL update, reboot twice, then get the error

    -Install Win2k8, Hyper-V HAL update, reboot once, install SP2 stand-alone downloaded from Microsoft, reboot, then get the error

    -Install Win2k8, Hyper-V HAL update, reboot once, activate Windows, reboot twice, then get the error

    -Install Win2k8, Hyper-V HAL update, reboot once, activate Windows, install Windows Updates, reboot once, then get the error

    Honestly, what am I supposed to to in this situation??? I am getting tired of redoing the installation everytime, so I did a snapshot of the server right when before he reboots after the files are copied on the VHD, so I do a roll-back to there every time to save some time.

    Please help !!!

    Friday, April 13, 2012 1:10 PM

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  • "mathieu.dube" wrote in message news:142fb5cf-dc03-474d-916a-8d3e1f3b9d44...

    Hello all,

    So here's the deal. A client of ours has a Windows SBS2008 server installed. We want to add a secondary server to the domain, and since he has the Premium package, we will be using the additionnal licence provided with SBS2008. It is a Windows 2008 standard installation.

     

     
     
    This question is way beyond the remit, and normal technical level of this forum.
     
    I would suggest that you repost in a much more appropriate forum - the Windows Server forums would seem OK.....
     
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:35 PM
    Friday, April 13, 2012 9:30 PM
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