I have had persistent issues getting a Windows Qube with tools features such as clipboard working without bugged/dysfunctional networking (see my previous post here for details: Qubes Tools on Windows 10 and loss of networking - #4 by rjt) and for this reason, I stopped trying to manually setup the Qube and gravitated towards the “qvm-create-windows-qube” command.
However, qvm-create-windows-qube itself is giving me consistent issues. I am running it on a Windows 10 x64 ISO with the win10x64-pro.xml answer file. The installation goes smoothly up until the following terminal output from dom0: “Completing setup of Qubes Windows Tools…”
Upon this line of output from qvm-create-windows-qube, Windows 10 boots into its UI and logs in. Then does nothing, and hangs here forever. Regardless of how long I wait, whether I shutdown or kill the Qube, etc. qvm-create-windows-qube never moves forward beyond this step.
Looking at my “Services” list in Windows 10 I can confirm the Qubes Tools services were installed (Qubes RPC, etc) as well as the Xen drivers. However, interestingly, Qubes RPC is not started and if I try to manually start it, it immediately exits. Furthermore, the networking on this Qube is broken: although the Xen network adapter is visible from within Windows, I cannot access the internet through ping, web browser etc.
Does anyone have any insight into what may be causing qvm-create-windows-qube to permanently hang on the step of waiting for Qubes Tools to complete installation?