Getting an error when trying to connect to a VM using the Virtual Machine Connection tool

If you are trying to connect to a Virtual Machine using VMConnect.exe (a Hyper-V tool), you might get an error that says “An error occured when trying to register for IME events for …..” and it indicates that an Access Denied has occured. If this happens, it is possible that the cause is DCOM configuration….

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Getting an incorrect SAN migration option during clone-vm in VMM

If you have a Failover Cluster managed by VMM 2008, it is possible that you will get a placement page similar to the one below if you try to clone a Highly Available Virtual Machine that is part of the cluster. The placement page in the new-vm wizard below incorrectly states that the transfer type will…

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Highly Available Virtual Networks and VMM

We had a few customers ask us to clarify high availability (HA) with regards to Virtual Networks (VN). In the VMM/Clustering case, there are a few considerations around virtual networks: A VN to be considered HA has to have the same exact name in all nodes of the cluster (Virtual Network names are case-sensitive), the…

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How to upgrade between the different SKUs of VMM 2008

Now that VMM 2008 has RTM’ed, a lot of folks are asking what are the upgrade paths between the various SKUs of VMM. I wanted to list two upgrade paths here and the associated process around this. Upgrade Paths supported by this method when the build number of VMM is the same: VMM 2008 Evaluation…

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Virtual Machine Manager 2008 is now complete

The product i am working on, Virtual Machine Manager, has just released to manufacturing (RTM is the keyword we use for this). In the next few hours, you should be able to download an evaluation version of the software (it expires 180 days later) from www.microsoft.com\scvmm.   If you want to learn more about the…

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Hyper-V Server 2008 is now available

Are you wondering when to use Hyper-V Server 2008? This product is a great choice for customers who want a basic and simplified virtualization solution for consolidating servers as well as for dev/test environments. For more information on this product, visit www.microsoft.com/hvs

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Configuring SCVMM 2008’s PRO Feature with Ops Manager

hey all,   Alan Goodman from the VMM Program Management team posted a very informative blog on the PRO feature of VMM.You can read it from http://blogs.technet.com/rakeshm/archive/2008/08/22/configuring-scvmm-2008-s-pro-feature-with-ops-manager.aspx

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Opening the VMM Administrator Console results in error 1604

After installation, if you try to open the VMM administrator console and you get the error below, you can follow these steps to troubleshoot and fix the issue: You cannot access Virtual Machine Manager server <servername>. Contact the Virtual Machine Manager administrator to verify that your account is a member of a valid user role and…

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VirtualMachineViewer.exe or VMConnect.exe always prompting for credentials

In some environments, VirtualMachineViewer and VMConnect always prompt for credentials. In order to avoid the error below, follow the instructions in this blogpost: http://blogs.msdn.com/ts/archive/2008/04/30/problems-using-default-credentials-with-vista-rdp-clients-with-single-sign-on-enabled.aspx [Edit] Some customers have also found this post to be useful in resolving this issue: http://mindre.net/post/Your-credentials-did-not-work—Hyper-V-in-a-domain.aspx The actual error is: Your credentials did not work Your system administrator does not allow…

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How to configure the integration between VMM and OpsMgr Part II

I know that some folks continue to have trouble getting the integration between VMM and OpsMgr to work. If you are getting this error, this post is for you. “VMM service does not have the necessary privileges to access the Operations Manager SDK service on <servername>…………ID: 11804”  First, i would ask that you follow the…

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