Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Every so often while doing some work in a test/lab environment I've been having some of the servers or clients being paused in VMWare and it's been driving me a bit nuts.

In the event log they show up as "Virtual machine is suspended" by the user "User" who doesn't exist.

This then gets in the way of some other events, such as powering off the machine, because it won't start the machine from suspend to power it down.

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

In proposing this question I think I found my answer Stop the system from entering standby mode

The power settings on the machines being suspended was to go into hibernate.

But, even though this is the case, is there some way of having the power off automation resume the slept PC before powering down rather than just leaving it suspended?

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.