KB: System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Setup fails to create child objects for DKM

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where installing VMM 2012 fails with “Unable to create or access the Active Directory container CN=VMMDKM,DC=Domain,DC=local. Access is denied. Specify the distinguished name for the container and verify that you have genericRead|CreateChild|WriteProperty rights on the container” ===== Symptoms System Center 2012… Read more

KB: How to reinstall the System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager agent on a host with services deployed

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one describes an event you may see when deleting a Favorite in AVIcode or System Center 2012 Operations Manager. ===== Symptoms Scenario: A Hyper-V host is managed by System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) and it is hosting service templates. You want to reinstall the… Read more

Solution: System Center Virtual Machine Manager Guest Services installation fails with Error 13206

When using System Center Virtual Machine Manager to install virtual guest services the job may fail with the following error. Error (13206) Virtual Machine Manager cannot locate the boot or system volume on virtual machine <virtual machine name>. The resulting virtual machine might not start or operate properly. A trace of the job will contain… Read more

Error message when trying to install the VMM Admin Console: "System Center Virtual Machine Manager requires Windows PowerShell 1.0 or 2.0"

When trying to install the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Administrator Console, it may fail during the Prerequisites Check with the following error message: To continue, you must complete all prerequisites. Resolve all error conditions listed below and the click Check Again. For more information about required configurations, see Virtual Machine Manager System Requirements…. Read more

Migrating from VMM 2008 Beta to VMM 2008

When migrating from SCVMM 2008 Beta to the final release bits (RTM), a utility is required in order to complete the process successfully. This tool is no longer posted on the Microsoft ‘Connect’ site, but is still available by request from Microsoft Support. The name of the utility is ‘upgradev2beta.exe’.   Migrating from VMM 2008… Read more

Enabling full management of VMware with SCVMM

Internally and externally to Microsoft I have seen a number of issues around how to enabling full VMware Management using SCVMM.  Most of the time people don’t understand that the reason they can’t create a VMware VM or migrate a VM from VMware environment to VMM library is because they have not done the necessary… Read more