Trying to add Windows Server 2008 R2 as a host to VMM 2008?

we have several customers that tried to add a Windows Server 2008 R2 as a host in VMM 2008.

Our team has not validated that R2 will work with VMM 2008 and it is officially not supported. However, for the few of you that tried to add a Windows Server 2008 R2 Core edition as a host in VMM and failed, you need to first enable WOW64. This is needed for Hyper-V on R2. To do that, run this command from the hyper-v server.

ocsetup ServerCore-WOW64

Once that is done, try to add this host in VMM again and that should work.

Before you run the command above, you could get the following errors when trying to add this host under management:

Error (410)

Agent installation failed on <servername>.

 (Not enough storage is available to process this command (0x8))


The windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed....

VMM vNext will have full support for Windows Server 2008 R2. We will have announcements about that release in the next few weeks. 


Comments (3)
  1. ponicke says:

    does this solution work with Hyper-v Server R2? or only applies to Windows server 2008 R2?

  2. Anonymous says:


    i read the post and yes there is an issue based on this. But you identified a work around for server core users what about those who have Full Server 2008 R2 enterprise or other versions such as data centre running.

    awaiting your reponse.


    Take Care


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