Hyper-v VM's Won't Start - Access Denied RRS feed

  • Question

  • Interesting issue here. I have a Hyper-v 2012 server that was provisioned at our HQ and shipped to a branch office. I created the VM's after joining the Hyper-v server to the domain at our HQ.  The branch site had a previously failed DC, the Hyper-v server was intended to replace their failed VM.

    So here is my issue.  I cannot connect to the server using Hyper-v manager.  I am able to ping and access the server through remote desktop.  When attempting to start the vm's from Powershell using the "Start-VM" cmdlet when logged in locally using the local admin account, I receive an "access denied" error specifically:

    start-vm : 'BRANCH-DC' could not initialize. (Virtual machine ID
    You do not have permission to perform the operation. Contact your
    administrator if you believe you should have permission to perform this
    At line:1 char:1
    + start-vm
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : PermissionDenied: (Microsoft.HyperV.PowerShell.V
       MTask:VMTask) [Start-VM], VirtualizationOperationFailedException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : AccessDenied,Microsoft.HyperV.PowerShell.Command

    I am logged in as a local admin.  I do not understand why the VM's won't start.  I have changed permissions to allow full control to the local admin to all the VM's, the folders that the VM's and VHD's are in, and the root partition that all VM's, VHD's, and configuration files are located in.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thursday, August 1, 2013 6:48 PM