Windows Server 2008 r2 Preparing to Configure Windows Stuck

After setting up a fresh 2k8r2 VM I did a round of updates like a good little admin and then got stuck at this:

Stage 3 of 3. Preparing to configure Windows

Why? Well it turns out this is a known bug and there may be a fix available through Microsoft but you can get past the stuck screen simply by pressing CTRL+ALT+DELETE


Thanks to for this information.

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