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Registry changes lost after restoring a Hyper-V VM to a production checkpoint in Windows Server 2016


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Symptom

Assume that you make registry changes in a virtual machine (VM) that is running on a Windows Server 2016-based computer. Then, you immediately create a production checkpoint. When you restore the VM to the production checkpoint and start the VM, you may find that the latest registry change is not restored.

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Cause

This issue occurs because the VSS registry writer in the virtual machine is disabled when you are creating a checkpoint. This behavior occurs to prevent a potential performance issue. Therefore, the latest registry change may not be flushed to the disk.

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Status

This behavior occurs by design to optimize the performance of checkpoint creation.

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Keywords: registry key changes not saved in hyper-v vm, kb, kbsurveynew

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Article Info
Article ID : 4099228
Revision : 10
Created on : 4/4/2018
Published on : 4/4/2018
Exists online : False
Views : 279