Sep 30, 2020


Envision Technology Advisors

I’ve ran through the VMware View Optimization Guide, modified registry settings to send UDP packets faster, optimized multi-window dragging & coalescing settings, etc. Recently, I was troubleshooting an issue with a virtual desktop being listed as “Agent Unreachable” just to find out via console that Windows 7 booted into startup repair mode. Luckily it’s pretty easy to disable this from happening. Drop to command prompt as an Administrator and issue the following command:

bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreshutdownfailures

This will stop Windows 7 from launching startup repair if the dirty shutdown count is reached. You could swap out ignoreshutdownfailures with ignoreallfailures if you wanted to also ignore boot failures.