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The Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2012 is now available!

The Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2012 is now available!

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The latest version of the VMST has been released! The Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 2012 coincides with System Center 2012 –Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP2.

VMST 2012 is designed to help you reduce IT costs by providing a means to service your virtual machines, templates, and virtual hard disks offline with the latest operating system and application patches—without introducing vulnerabilities into your IT infrastructure.This has been a very popular solution accelerator from Microsoft and can be downloaded at the following URL:

You use different features in the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool to update offline virtual machines in a VMM library, a stopped virtual machine on a host, virtual machine templates, and to make updates directly to virtual hard disks (VHDs).


  • When will a version that works with VMM 2012 Sp1 and Windows Server 2012 be available?

  • Same question above. Only this missing to put it in my private cloud production environment.

  • same question too... maybe in 2014... :(

  • Any update on VMST tool for SCVMM 2012 Sp1 ?

  • I do not know as of now - but I will post once I do.

  • Any update on VMST tool for SCVMM 2012 R2?

  • Any update on forecast for VMST for 2012 R2 and SCVMM 2012 R2?? Really annoying not having this available.

  • We now advise that you use Orchestrator for offline patching using Service Management Automation. Here are some samples: Here's the runbook:

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