Customizing the Windows 10 Start menu via SCCM

In our corporate deployment of Windows 10, we wanted to customize the Start Menu by removing some of the default tiles like Get Office, Groove Music, Money, Xbox, Games, Music & TV, Windows Phone Companion and add a few tiles customized to our environment.  The solution that I found was from Jörgen Nilsson, who wrote an…


KB: Recommended antivirus exclusions for System Center Virtual Machine Manager and managed hosts

If antivirus software is running on your Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager server (VMM 2012 or VMM 2012 R2) or the managed hosts, antivirus exclusions should be set. This new Knowledge Base article below describes the antivirus exclusions as they pertain to the SCVMM 2012 server itself and to the hosts that are…


How to install, remove or verify update rollups for VMM 2012 R2

If you have not yet seen this article, it is definitely worth checking out. A lot of good information about VMM and update rollups. KB3066343 – How to install, remove, or verify update rollups for Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 (


Free Microsoft System Center ebook: Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking

We’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking (ISBN 9780735695672), by Microsoft TechNet and the Cloud Platform Team; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch. When you’re looking at testing a new IT solution—such as implementing a software-defined datacenter that includes virtualization, networking, and storage—the best starting…


MVMC 3.0 Releases and adds support for P2V

Microsoft recently released the latest version of the MVMC tool, version 3.0 (MVMC 3.0). In this release, the big news is the addition of P2V functionality.  MVMC 3.0 allows: convert virtual machines and disks from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts AND to Windows Azure convert physical machines and disks to Hyper-V hosts Download link:


P2V fails with Error 2910 (0x80070005) Access Denied

Symptom When using Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to perform a Physical-to-Virtual conversion (P2V), the following error message appears during the Scan System phase. Error (2910) VMM does not have appropriate permissions to access the resource on the %server. Access is denied (0x80070005) Recommended Action Ensure that Virtual Machine Manager has the appropriate…


VMMSSP2.0 releases!

Moving to the cloud? Use this free toolkit to help customers build a private cloud infrastructure. System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 is now available! The Microsoft System Center team is pleased to announce the launch of System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 (SSP). Download SSP Now! The System Center Virtual…


What is Hyper-V Dynamic Memory?

Are you ready for Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX?  I’m sure that everyone has heard of these new technologies being introduced in R2SP1 for Windows 2008.  But do you now what they really mean?  Here are some basic definitions and excellent blogs about each for your reading pleasure.   Hyper-V Dynamic Memory So, what is Dynamic…


How to change ownership of virtual machines via PowerShell with SCVMM 2008 R2

Just wanted to make everyone aware of a method to change the owner field of multiple VMs via Powershell, written by a colleague, Dave Guenthner.  This is a great method to use if you need to change the owner field of a lot of VMs at once.  Please visit his blog for more information. *…