Windows 11 22H2 "Stuck Loading Virtual Machine" - STRATUS

When to Use?

In September 2022, Microsoft released the 22H2 update for Windows 11 clients. This caused clients to fail to complete a connection to Remote Desktop Sessions. The fixes described in this article are recommended to users of Windows 11 version 22H2 who are experiencing issues connecting to STRATUS only.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Microsoft has released an update that should resolve this issue.  Please see their support article:  If you apply this update and are still having issues getting into STRATUS please follow the fix detailed below.


  • Click the Windows key and search Powershell. Right click and "Run as Administrator"

Opening powershell with steps indicated

  • Copy and paste this command in the Powershell window and press Enter:
    Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope CurrentUser
  • If prompted for confirmation, type A (for Yes to All) then press enter (the script you will run later will reset the execution policy to a more secure policy).

Powershell with command entered

  • On the right side of this page there is an Attachments section. Click on the file (Stratus_Win11_Fix_V3.ps1) to download it to your computer.  Be sure to note the location you saved it to.
  • Go to the folder where you saved the file, Right-Click the file and select Run with PowerShell.

Powershell script with "Run with PowerShell" indicated

  • Test to verify you are now able to connect to STRATUS.
  • If you need additional assistance, please reach out to
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STRATUS is a remote desktop environment used for classroom environments (predominantly in the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing) and for university research.