Is 2003R2 the VM or are you running a WM on R2003R2?
Are you running the server CD on the VM or the root server?
Which Hyperviser are you using?
Host is 2003 R2 server and guest OS or VM's are XP PRO SP2, WIN 2K8
I am running the Server CD on the Host which is Win 2003 R2.
Also another issue is when I restart the Host WIN 2003 R2 it shutdown it self but doesnot restart itself, just goes to a black screen and the MB green light is on.
I am using VMWare 7.1.2
Is there any setting in S5520HCR that restricts OS restart.
What Video card are you using?
I had an issue on an older server (not a S5520SC) where the video card did not release it config space on a restart and would hang the system on every reboot.
Do you have VT enabled in BIOS? Make sure you have latest chipset, NIC and RAID drivers installed.
There are no setting in S5520HCR that restricts OS restart. once you select restart, does it power off, or just hang at black screen? What if you select shut down? It seems to me the OS is not properly shutting down. Possible reason could be driver, software, etc.