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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
If you shut down a computer that is hosting a Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 guest computer, the guest computer state is not saved. For example, the guest computer state is not saved when you shut down the host computer locally, remotely, or by a restart after you apply a software update.
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To resolve this issue, modify both a Virtual Server 2005 property, and a Windows registry value, on the host computer.
Modify the Action when Virtual Server stops property in Virtual Server 2005To do this, follow these steps:
Modify the WaitToKillServiceTimeout registry entry on the host computerTo do this, follow these steps: