Hi Sorin, I have my server on a x64 duo core 4GB mem. It works ok, but I think Hyper-v was the most affected by the security update. I know a new folder was created and the VM's moved, permissions were also changed. One of the onboard GB Nics failed. The one bound to the Virtual Network, But like I said I have to reinstall over the old installation to get things up and running again. ----- Original Message ---- From: Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, September 8, 2008 10:13:56 AM Subject: [windows2000] Re: Server almost dead after security update - windows 2008 Patrick <> scribbled on Monday, September 08, 2008 10:48 AM: > not sure if anyone has experienced this, but I recently applied several > patches to the Test Windows 2008 server enviroment, and it practically > killed the box, so much so that I had to do a reinstall (Update) to get > things up and running again. Is there anything out there that one need to > know about? > > Just a brief description of symptoms. > > 1: All VM's would not not start or be recognised. > 2: Noticed that the Nic save for the Virtual Network had been uninstalled > and would not re-install. > 3: The VM's had been moved from > Users\Public\public documents\Vm Folder to a totally new folder and the > permissions had been modified accordingly > > Although I had to go through the long way to get things up and running > again, I would like to know what the possible cause is. I installed a new win2k8 x64-server some months ago to be used exclusively with Windows Sharepoint Services 3 (WSS). During the time, I've had it run updates more or less automatically with no problems, except for the occasional hiccup (rarely really) when backing up the 2GB WSS db and sites failed. For me this win2k8-installation (department's only one so far) has been extremely stable. More so even than some of our win2k3-servers, which I guess is a good sign. Knock on wood... Can you tell us more about the hardware on your win2k8-server?