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I can also confirm this problem -- couldn't shut down or execute a restart with the pagefile on a separate volume. Found out about this bug in Hyper-V, changed nothing except moving the pagefile to the boot volume and it worked fine. I believe this problem is new to Server 2016. I believe it did support a separate volume in Server 2012.
Also, as to reasoning to want to put the pagefile on a separate volume, there are at least 2 big ones:
1. So the pagefile isn't part of a backup
2. If performance of the base drives is not critical, then allowing those to be HDD (or an HDD RAID array) is fine, but for performance reasons it would be better to put the pagefile on an SSD.