Have a say on the future of System Center

The System Center leadership team is looking to hear from you on the challenges you face with your Management tools and where you would like to see us invest going forward. We put together a short survey to gather your feedback and an option to join a discussion panel around this topic. We are counting… Read more

KB: Ntbackup on Windows Server 2003 may fail with the following error after the system is converted using P2V: "Error: The device reported an error to the request to write data to media"

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where Ntbackup on Windows Server 2003 fails with "Error: The device reported an error to the request to write data to media". ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario: · System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (SCVMM) is used to perform… Read more

KB: Adding a cluster to System Center Virtual Machine Manager fails with error 2912 (Unknown error (0x800007d0))

Here’s one more Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one shows you how to easily fix an issue where the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (OpsMgr) Connector for HP OpenView fails to auto-forwarding alerts to an HP OVO server. ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario: 1. You are using System Center… Read more

Two articles on troubleshooting Virtual Machine Manager

Here’s a quick FYI on a couple new System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) articles I found over in our community-driven TechNet Wiki. If you are planning on rolling out VMM, or if you already have, you’ll probably want to add these to your Favorites: Troubleshoot VMM: DebugView for Windows (en-US) : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/9004.troubleshoot-vmm-debugview-for-windows-en-us.aspx System… Read more

Announcing Top Solutions RSS Feeds: Automatically connecting you with solutions

The Top Solutions RSS feeds pair the latest hot customer issues with the best Microsoft solution content, all delivered right to your desktop. The feeds will help keep you ahead of the curve by alerting you to potential problems and pointing you directly to the solutions.  IT Pros, consumers, other Microsoft business groups and third… Read more

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

Our very own Mike Briggs just posted some great info on how to change ownership of virtual machines (VMs) via PowerShell with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 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… Read more