VirtualBox

Ticket #12017 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 8 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

Windows Server 2012 show 0 Gb of installed memory => Fixed in SVN

Reported by: jslegers Owned by:
Priority: major Component: VMM
Version: VirtualBox 4.2.16 Keywords: Windows 2012 memory
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows

Description

I have installed a Windows 2012 Standard server.

When Server Manager shows up and I go to Local Server is see that the server has 0 Gb of ram.

See picture :

 http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/8404/6vrd.png

When I start Taskmanager it shows the right amount of memory.

Attachments

VBox.log Download (118.9 KB) - added by jslegers 8 months ago.
VBox.2.log Download (136.5 KB) - added by DevilCore 6 months ago.
VBox.3.log Download (94.3 KB) - added by mfain 5 months ago.

Change History

Changed 8 months ago by jslegers

comment:1 Changed 6 months ago by DevilCore

I confirm that indicated 0GB in Sever2012R2 too (VirtualBox 4.3) and causes an error which made it impossible to install some programs. Installed programs will generate an error "not enough memory"

Last edited 6 months ago by DevilCore (previous) (diff)

Changed 6 months ago by DevilCore

Changed 5 months ago by mfain

comment:2 Changed 5 months ago by mfain

Sorry for another "me too". The only reason is that is I'm running Ubuntu 12.03 LTS as host. Attached VBox.3.log

VirtualBox Version: 4.3.2r90405

comment:3 Changed 5 months ago by jslegers

Is there any news on this bug?

comment:4 Changed 5 months ago by frank

We were able to reproduce this problem but so far we don't have an idea why Windows doesn't detect the amount of installed memory. We are investigating.

comment:5 follow-up: ↓ 6 Changed 4 months ago by frank

The following command should make Win 2K12 guests detect the installed RAM size:

VBoxManage setextradata "VM name" VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiExposeMemoryTable 1

Please confirm.

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 Changed 4 months ago by jslegers

Replying to frank:

The following command should make Win 2K12 guests detect the installed RAM size:

VBoxManage setextradata "VM name" VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiExposeMemoryTable 1

Please confirm.

Hello,

When i try the command I get to following error :

C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>VBoxManage setextradata "Windows 2012 DC1" VB oxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiExposeMemoryTable 1 VBoxManage.exe: error: Failed to create the VirtualBox object! VBoxManage.exe: error: Code CO_E_SERVER_EXEC_FAILURE (0x80080005) - Server execu tion failed (extended info not available) VBoxManage.exe: error: Most likely, the VirtualBox COM server is not running or failed to start.

comment:7 follow-up: ↓ 8 Changed 4 months ago by klaus

If you get this error message about not being able to start the COM server then you're mixing roles (if your VMs run as a regular user without special privileges then you're running the command as Admin or vice versa)... otherwise you should always get this error and that's a sign of a broken install.

comment:8 in reply to: ↑ 7 Changed 4 months ago by jslegers

Replying to klaus:

If you get this error message about not being able to start the COM server then you're mixing roles (if your VMs run as a regular user without special privileges then you're running the command as Admin or vice versa)... otherwise you should always get this error and that's a sign of a broken install.

Sorry my mistake. I ran cmd as Administrator. Did the command again and it worked. This command fixes the problem. It also works when I increase the memory.

It also works with Windows 2012 R2.

Last edited 4 months ago by jslegers (previous) (diff)

comment:9 Changed 4 months ago by jslegers

It also works with Windows 2012 R2.

comment:10 Changed 4 months ago by frank

  • Summary changed from Windows Server 2012 show 0 Gb of installed memory to Windows Server 2012 show 0 Gb of installed memory => Fixed in SVN

Thanks for the feedback! The next maintenance release will contain a fix which makes the extra VBoxManage command obsolete.

comment:11 Changed 4 months ago by jslegers

That would be nice.

Kind regards,

John Slegers

comment:12 Changed 4 months ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Fix is part of VBox 4.3.6.

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