System Center Virtual Machine Manager helps enable centralized management of physical and virtual IT infrastructure, increased server utilization, and dynamic resource optimization across multiple virtualization platforms. It includes end-to-end capabilities such as planning, deploying, managing, ...

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P2V conversion with VMM to a USB Drive

For testing purpose, I would like to be able to do P2V conversion thanks to VMM by creating the VM on a USB Hard Drive. VMM (I guess due to Hyper-V) does not show my USB Hard Drive in the hard drive ...
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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Ok, We are ready to deploy our first Hyper-V server with 3 VMs. Just wanted to get other peoples thoughts on Microsoft SCVMM. Do we really need it with only 1 host server? It seems like a good option ...
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Hyper-V Find VM by MAC Address

With Hyper-V, is there any way to locate a virtual machine knowing only the MAC Address and an IP address it's using? I have access to SCVMM and Failover Cluster Manager but the option to search by ...
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How to do a repair install of SCVMM 2008 R2?

We tried to install SCVMM 2008 R2 on a server last week. The C: drive at that time did not have enough space to contain SCVMM and continue to run server operations, shortly after the install we were ...
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How do I add a VMware ESXi Host to Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager?

I am trying to manage virtual machines running on a VMware ESXi host using Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager. I was able to add the ESXi machine using the "Add VMware VirtualCenter ...
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Microsoft SC VMM 2008 R2 doesn't have option to compact virtual hard disk

I can't figure out how to shrink a VHD using Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. Viewing the article Shrink your VHD size seems like this would be simple to do. However I don't ...
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Cannot get SCVMM Admin Console to Connect to Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

I cannot get SCVMM Admin console to connect to Hyper-V Server 2008. I have changed all firewall settings on the server to allow for a connection, I have even tried turning the firewall off completely. ...
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How can I increase the size of the hard disk used by my Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) vm?

In Virtual Machine Manager admin console, I used the 'New virtual machine' wizard and created a machine from an existing template. When I got to the Configure Hardware step, I selected the primary ...
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How can I make PS script to create Hyper-V VM set administrator password for VM?

When I create a VM in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) I have an option to set a local administrator password for it. But when I use the "View Script" feature on the last screen of the wizard, I get a ...
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Can't install/update 2008 R2 VMM Agent

I am trying to install and update agents using VMM 2008 R2. My VMM Service account has admin access to the VMM server and the host servers. Logged in as the service account, I can copy files from the ...
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HyperV/VMM folder- and VM-level permissions?

With VMWare and vCenter, I'm used to creating folders in a filesystem manner to delegate permissions to users within the organization. For example, I might create a folder named QA, place all the QA ...
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SCVMM Error 10644 - Missing WAIK files in the GAC

I cannot create a new SCVMM VM from a template. The creation fails with: Error (10644) Virtual Machine Manager cannot access the WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit) Image Manager DLLs. ...
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Performance issue when configuring non-HA VM in cluster

A quote from the Technet Planning for Highly Available Virtual Machines Important It is recommended that you not deploy virtual machines that are not highly available on your host clusters. ...
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How can I convert a physical machine to a Windows Virtual PC machine (possibly using SCVMM)

I've got a physical machine which I'd like to convert to a virtual machine. I've done this P2V process a number of times onto Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V by using System Centre Virtual Machine ...
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Cannot add Hyper-V Host to System Center Virtual Machine Manager

SCVMM is failing to add a Host with an error saying: VMM is unable to complete the request. The connection to the agent hostservername.domain.local (name changed to protect innocent) was lost. ...
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Can a single SCVMM Self-Service Portal instance manage VMs on multiple hosts?

I have two servers, both running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Hyper-V. They both have a number of VMs on them. ServerA also has SCVMM 2008 R2 installed, and the SCVMM Self-Service Portal. I ...
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Hyper-V management. RSAT or SCVMM?

I have a relatively light duty Hyper-V server running 2 production servers and 3 dev servers. I've been using the RSAT with the Hyper-V role installed, and it seems to do just fine when it comes to ...
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Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Workgroup Licensing Question

Can I have more than one Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Workgroup License on a single domain, or would I need to move to the Enterprise Licensing? Right now we have 3 physical host machines, but ...
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iso is already present on server

I'm using SCVMM R2 with Windows 2008 R2 hosts. I've noticed that if I have an iso mounted on a vm from the scvmm library and then a snapshot is restored then you always get an error .iso is already ...
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Hyper-V, Domain Controllers, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager R2 (SCVMM)

I'm trying to add one of my Hyper-V Hosts (Windows Server 2008 R2), which is also my domain controller, to the SCVMM console so that I can manage it and its guest VM's from there. When adding it to ...
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Hyper-V P2V Virtual Machine Bus driver

Did my first P2V experiment with SCVMM R2 - Vista 32 (Dell Precision 490) to Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008. I'm having issues with "integration Services" and "virtual machine bus" driver. When I ...
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SCVMM R2: Is there possibility to make P2V conversion on working Windows and synchronize changes made during conversion after whole process?

SCVMM R2: Is there possibility to make P2V conversion on working Windows and synchronize changes made during conversion after whole process? Thanks P.S. Destination is Hyper-V R2 Server.
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SCVMM 2008 R2 problems migrating VM from VS2005 to Hyper-V host

I have System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 installed, and have a Hyper-V R2 host and a Virtual Server 2005 host. I'm trying to migrate my machines from the VS2005 host to the Hyper-V host, ...
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Setting up TFS 2010 - Lab Mananger with SCVMM R2

I am trying to use Lab Manager with System Center Virtual Machine Manager R2. This is the error message I get when I try to Configure the SCVMM setting in TFS admin Console: Team Foundation Services ...
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Can TFS and System Center Virtual Machine Manager share a SQL 2008 Server?

I am planning on running on the same machine TFS 2010 Beta 1 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (on Windows Server 2008 R2). Can they share a SQL Server or do they each need their own? ...
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Migration of Virtual Machines using SCVMM error 1612

The situation is as follows: I have installed SCVMM on our Windows Server 2008. I can create VMs fine, use them, etc. Everything works fine with the VMs themselves. However, if I decide to do the ...
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Cannot uninstall System Center Virtual Machine Mananger (SCVMM)

I wanted to install the new SCVMM 2008 R2 RC, so I thought I would uninstall SCVMM 2008 to do a clean install. When I try to uninstall it I get the following message: [Window Title] Microsoft® ...
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SCVMM V2V conversions stopped working - BITS timeout

I set up System Center Virtual Machine Manager some time ago. We barely use it, except to do conversions from VMWare to Hyper-V. When I initially set it up, it worked fine for this purpose. Now, when ...
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Will VMWare Converter P2V a non-ACPI 2000 server?

SCVMM is unable to handle this conversion - just tells me flat out that my Proliant 3000 (yes, go ahead and laugh) isn't a P2V option unless I upgrade it to 2003 server for an online conversion. Just ...