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Products which belong to Essentials and Small Business Server family might crash if virtualized on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host in the event that the host crashes or loses power. The active directory instance may become corrupted and might result in blue screen/bug check with error:
c00002e2 Directory Services could not start because of the following error: %hs Error Status: 0x%x. Please shutdown this system and reboot into Directory Services Restore Mode, check the event log for more detailed information.
This issue occurs because the Hyper-V virtual IDE controller erroneously reports success if an operating system on the guest requests to disable the disk cache. This might result in an application issuing I/O operations that it believes are persisted to disk that are actually being allowed to reside in the disk cache, which would not be persisted across power failures of the Hyper-V host.
Update Rollup KB2855336 should be installed on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host.
I have had this problem in a test enviromement.
Good to hear its been fixed.
The download link below that is supposed to be for Windows 2012 server, only allows one to download the update for Windows 8. Where do I get the Update for Windows Server 2012 (KB2855336) download?