KB: System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Error: The selected user is not a member of any user roles that has this object in its scope

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where attempting to change the ownership of a VM in VMM 2012 to a user who is a member of the Self-Service User role created by the VMM Administrator fails. ===== Symptoms When the VMM delegated administrator tries to change the… Read more

Error message when you try to install SCVMM Self-Service Portal: “Either the specified server name is not valid, or the server is not reachable”

I was checking out what’s new over on the TechNet Wiki this morning and came across a neat SCVMM article written by a Microsoft Partner who goes by the screen name Pronichkin.  In it he talks about the cause and resolution to a scenario where you get an error message when you try to install… Read more

The 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 the SSP Now! The System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 (SSP) is a fully supported, partner extensible solution that enables customers to dynamically pool, allocate, and manage their compute, network and… Read more

New Fix: Attempting to login to the SCVMM self-service portal fails with "Could not load file or assembly"

Attempting to login to the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) self-service portal may fail with the following error message in the browser: Could not load file or assembly ‘TraceWrapper, Version=1 .0.523.0, Culture=neutral, PubhcKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35’ or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format. Login again Contact… Read more

The Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 Release Candidate is now available

The VMMSSP (also referred to as the self-service portal) is a fully supported, partner-extensible solution built on top of Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, and System Center VMM. You can use it to pool, allocate, and manage resources to offer infrastructure as a service and to deliver the foundation for a private cloud platform inside… Read more

SCVMM Self-Service Portal What, Why, and How; A TechTalk Session in TechEd 2009

If you’ve ever wanted to learn a little bit more about the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Self-Service Portal then you’ll want to check out this cool video recorded by John Baker and Yung Chou while they were out at Tech Ed 2009 this spring.  It’s only 10 minutes long but it offers a… Read more

Quick Tip: How to change the Owner value for all VMs in SCVMM 2008

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have a bunch of virtual machines (VMs) where the OWNER value is set to UNKNOWN and you wanted to set a value owner without having to modify them one VM at a time?  If so there’s a PowerShell command that we can use to accomplish… Read more

Installing and Configuring the SCVMM 2008 Self-Service Portal

Just a quick FYI that Robert Larson published a cool step-by-step on installing and configuring the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Self-Service Portal over at VirtualizationAdmin.com.  So who is Robert Larson?  He’s the co-author of the Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Resource Kit, and the upcoming Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Resource kit, both… Read more