Article ID: 113524, created on Mar 22, 2012, last review on May 3, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers


Remote Desktop looks odd for a Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Windows container. All characters are displayed as ASCII codes instead of characters themselves:


Most likely the registry hive
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\vzCTID\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts
is corrupted.


NOTE: The below operations may be potentially dangerous as they imply registry editing for a container. Make sure you have a backup of a registry hive before editing it.

1. Create a new container on the same hardware node

2. Make sure that the container's remote desktop is displayed correctly

3. Open Registry Editor on a hardware node

4. Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\vzNEWCTID\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts hive.
Replace NEWCTID with actual ID of the container created in p. 1

5. Export the key into FIX.reg file

6. Edit the FIX.reg file with Notepad or any other preferred text editor

7. Replace 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\vzCTID\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts
where NEWCTID is the ID of the container created in p.1 and CTID is the ID of the broken container.

8. Mount the broken container using

vzctl mount CTID

9. Open registry editor on a Hardware Node

10. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\vzCTID\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts and export it into a separate BACKUP.reg file for backup purposes

11. Import the corrected FIX.reg file from p. 6-7 by double-clicking it

12. Start the container

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