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Yellow Windows VM Icon in Dashboard

When Windows VM is initializing, it is normal for the yellow icon to be displayed in the Dashboard. If the yellow icon persists, the Windows VM was not initialized successfully. To see initialization details:

  1. Go to Virtual Machine > VM Images and check that there are installed Windows VM images and at least one is enabled (the clone number is not zero). You can also use the CLI command vm-status –l to display the installed VM images.
  2. Make sure there are valid Windows license keys installed. For example, if Windows 8 image in Optional VMs group is enabled, a valid Windows 8 key should be purchased and installed. Use the CLI command vm-license –l to check the Windows keys.
  3. Go to Log & Report > VM Events or All Events and check the logs from the time of system boot up. For example, errors from Microsoft activation server might help you find the cause of failed activation.

Yellow Windows VM Icon in Dashboard

When Windows VM is initializing, it is normal for the yellow icon to be displayed in the Dashboard. If the yellow icon persists, the Windows VM was not initialized successfully. To see initialization details:

  1. Go to Virtual Machine > VM Images and check that there are installed Windows VM images and at least one is enabled (the clone number is not zero). You can also use the CLI command vm-status –l to display the installed VM images.
  2. Make sure there are valid Windows license keys installed. For example, if Windows 8 image in Optional VMs group is enabled, a valid Windows 8 key should be purchased and installed. Use the CLI command vm-license –l to check the Windows keys.
  3. Go to Log & Report > VM Events or All Events and check the logs from the time of system boot up. For example, errors from Microsoft activation server might help you find the cause of failed activation.