ChkDsk may hang when checking a GPT Disk inside a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

You are using Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Storage to provide volumes for Hyper-V Virtual Machines. When the volume has a size over 2 TB you are required to create this as a GPT Disk. You attach this disk to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine using the virtual SCSI Adapter.

You may experience a problem when the Volume is automatically checked during start of the VM by chkdsk, or when you manually start a chkdsk against such a volume. Chkdsk may hang in this scenario.
We are currently investigating this isse.
To workaround this problem, connect the SAS Passthrough disk to a Virtual IDE Channel instead.
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Article ID: 2551270 - Last Review: 05/25/2011 20:08:00 - Revision: 1.0

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

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