I installed Windows Server 2008 on a VMWare Host. After I have successfully booted up the server the machine suddenly, after it has been idle for about 5 minutes, shuts down. Does anyone know if there is a specific setting I need to tweeck to prevent this shutdown when the server is idle.?
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@Jones, the machine just shut down, no software update and no application crashed
@Dave, I checked the event logs and I can find the event that sent the signal to shut down. But it does not specify who/what sent the signal
@Nixphoe, As I mentioned above there is no specific error logged in the event log. I even had IT at work take a look at the event logs and they could not see anything abnormal. I checked the event logs from the VMWare and I checked there is warning thrown when I start up the Windows Server VM. The event log mentions that there is insufficient video ram available. It mentions there is a max resolution and I will need to change a value: svga.vramSize=newValue to increase the size. However, I have to mention that the Windows Server does not fail to boot up and does not shut down right after the warning has been logged.
@Tony, I could not find any invalid power settings