Ticket #10492 (new defect)

Opened 2 years ago

Virtualbox Guest Additions Causing System State Backup to Fail on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with "the parameter is incorrect"

Reported by: kartweel Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.12 Keywords: System State Backup
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


After spending hours trying to get a system state backup to work on a windows 2008 R2 SP1 DC, I finally discovered an invalid imagepath registry key for the VBoxService.

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VBoxService\ImagePath value = system32\VBoxService.exe

This causes the backup to fail with "the parameter is incorrect" (very informative I know!)

I replaced with c:\windows\system32\VBoxService.exe and now it is working. This probably isn't the correct path to put, but it worked, so I'm happy. Maybe it should be \system32\VBoxService.exe ?

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