Ben Armstrong (MSFT Senior PM Lead with Hyper-V), aka The Virtual PC Guy, tweeted this morning about an issue where starting virtual machines on a Windows Server 2012 or Hyper-V Server 2012 host might fail with the following error:
Error 0×80070569 (‘VM_NAME’ failed to start worker process: Logon Failure: The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.)
Live Migration of a virtual machine on the same hosts might also fail with this message:
Failed to create Planned Virtual Machine at migration destination: Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer. (0×80070569)
It’s one of those sometimes it’s happening and sometimes it’s not problems. Microsoft says that running GPUpdate /Force might temporarily resolve the issue.
The issue appears to be caused by a group policy issue that is preventing NT Virtual Machine\Virtual Machines from having the right to Log on as a Service. According to Microsoft:
Usually, the Virtual Machine Management Service (VMMS) replaces this user permission at every Group Policy refresh to ensure it is always present. However, you may notice that Group Policy refresh does not function correctly in certain situations.
Microsoft is working on the problem. They have posted a number of workarounds in the KB article that you can use if you are experiencing the issue. Please don’t be a moron: only apply a workaround if you are experiencing the problem.
This blog post is the property of Aidan Finn (@joe_elway / http://www.aidanfinn.com) and may not be reused in any manner without prior consent of Aidan Finn. You may quote one paragraph from this blog post if you link to the original blog post.
- Where Do You Set The Live Migration Network In A WS2012 Hyper-V Cluster
- Passthrough Disks –ARE– Still Supported By WS2012 Hyper-V Live Migration, But With Limits
- Live Migration Security Failures, Kerberos Live Migration Authentication & Constrained Delegation
- KB2770917 – WS2012 Hyper-V Backup Fails On NetApp
- Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Live Migration Changes