Saving and re-applying the virtual machine metadata in VMM

hi everyone, this week i am going to post a new set of PowerShell scripts that will allow you to save the Virtual Machine metadata in VMM. The saved metadata can be applied later on in the event that you add and remove the host from VMM management. A scenario where this issue comes up…


Supporting Red Hat for Hyper-V

I am sure many of you have heard of the recent support statements from Windows Hyper-V with regards to Red Hat. (see for more details). We have now posted a KB article that shows you how to enable this guest operating system in VMM. has all the details including the database script necessary to enable…


Microsoft Management Summit 2010 (MMS 2010)

hi everyone, i am just writing to let you know that I will be MMS 2010 ( in Las Vegas next month. If any of you plan on attending, you will likely find me near the VMM booth. If you are super excited to be using VMM, stop by and you might also score a free…


Working with VMware VI4 (aka vSphere)

Even though VMM 2008 R2 (beta or RC) does not officially support VMware vSphere/VI4, we have a few customers that have gotten some of the functionality to work. However, one of the issues that can arise is a failure to find paths in ESX storage. Typically, a VM refresh (refresh-vm cmdlet) might fail with error 2903 -…


SCVMM 2008 R2 Release Date

hey guys, If you are wondering when VMM 2008 R2 will release, this latest blog post by Rakesh will give you the inside track. cheers.


SCVMM 2008 R2 RC Public Release Available Now!

hi all, today the VMM team released VMM 2008 R2 Release Candidate. You can read all about it here. Cheers.


Using the VMM Self Service Portal from a Win7 computer

We have seen a lot of cases of customers trying to view the Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (SSP) UI from a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7. If the portal is running VMM 2008, it is likely that you can’t view the connections to a Virtual Machine and you are getting error…


VMM 2008 R2 beta is now released

The much anticipated VMM 2008 R2 beta is now released. You can go to and sign up for the beta. Click on “Connection Directory” and sort by the newest beta programs or search for “System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Beta” What’s New in VMM 2008 R2 Beta System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008…


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…