Hotfix for known issues in Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

hotfixYou may experience the following issues after Update Rollup 5 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012 R2 UR5) is installed:

– When you try to deploy or migrate a new High Availability (HA) virtual machine (VM) to a cluster, a registered server message block (SMB) share is not displayed as a target path option.

– The following critical exception occurs in the Storage Refresher during discovery of the replication service:

ArgumentNullException — SetCustomOptions

– VMM cannot refresh the replica or primary VM without Automated System Recovery (ASR). Additionally, migration of the recovery VM in an IR Pending state does not perform live migration. Replica VMs are displayed as normal VMs.

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft to address these issues. You can find all the details and a download link in the following article:

3039296Hotfix for known issues in Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (

J.C. Hornbeck | Solution Asset PM | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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