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    Posted: 25 June 2008 at 5:59am
I came across a technet blog that mentioned using BGInfo to display the name of the physical host for a virtual machine, by pointing BGInfo to a  registry string: 

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Virtual Machine\Guest\Parameters\PhysicalHostName

This works as expected on Vista and 2003.  However, on Server 2008 guest machines this does not appear to work -- my result is always: (none).  To see if possibly BGInfo would not read the registry on a 2008 server in general, I tested with other registry keys (for example: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\CurrentType) which work as expected.
 
So in summary, BGInfo is unable to pull a registry value from the following key on Windows 2008 server:  HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Virtual Machine\Guest\Parameters\PhysicalHostName
 
 
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You failed to tick the "Use 64-bit registry view" box when setting the registry options in the custom entry. Ticking this box makes the Server 2008 host show properly on the HostName, PhysicalHostName and PhysicalHostNameFullyQualified entries.
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