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…

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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…

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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…

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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. *…

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Saving and re-applying the virtual machine metadata in VMM

Occasionally it is necessary to remove a host from management and then re-add it back in.  This will result in the loss of any metadata associated with that particular host.  Such metadata includes the custom properties, descriptions, tags, owner, cost center, etc. If it is 1 or 2 VMs, its not a big deal to…

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End of Support Lifecycle for Windows XP SP2/2000

As already published in several blog postings all over the web since December 2009, still some customers are asking for the Microsoft Support Lifecycle of WIndows XP SP2 and Windows 2000. To post again the information about this topic and to remind customers to plan upgrade/migration considerations from Windows XP and 2000 up to the…

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How to remove a VM with the "missing" status from the VMM console

Occasionally, after a cluster failover, duplicate virtual machines may appear in the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Administrator Console: one with a status of Missing, the other with a different status. The missing virtual machines can be difficult to remove. The script in this topic is a SQL Server script that removes the missing…

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SCVMM Comprehensive Updates

There are many updates available for SCVMM and the technologies it manages. Staying up to date can be difficult. There is a tool, the VMMCA, that will check the configuration and updates installed on the SCVMM Server and any Hosts specified and produce a simple report. This covers a great number of required updates. Now,…

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How SCVMM Determines CPU Average Displayed in the Admin Console

This article describes the performance metrics details that SCVMM collects and how to make sense of performance information that is displayed in SCVMM.    VMM uses a periodically running performance refresher that gathers performance data from Hosts and virtual machines (VMs) and stores it in the VMM database to be used by the Intelligent Placement…

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Host in Needs Attention state after installation of KB978560

Just a quick note to say that once the latest rollup for VMM R2 has been applied, you will need to update the agent on each managed host.  Until the agent has been updated, the host status displayed in the VMM console will be “Needs Attention”.     To update the VMM agent on multiple hosts,…

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