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New SCVMM KB Article: You cannot delete a missing VM in SCVMM 2008 or in SCVMM 2008 R2

The issue is one where on System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 or SCVMM 2008 R2, duplicate virtual machines (VMs) may appear in the SCVMM Administrator Console. In this scenario, one of the duplicate VMs has a Missing status, and the other VM has a different status.  If you try to delete the missing virtual machine, you may receive the following error message:

Error (802)
The VM file vmname.domain is already being used by another VM

For all the details including how to resolve this issue see the Knowledge Base article below:

KB983839 - You cannot delete a missing VM in SCVMM 2008 or in SCVMM 2008 R2

 

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Attempting a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 P2V conversion of Windows Server 2003 R2 fails with Error 13257

The solution describes an issue where when using system Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM), a P2V conversion of Windows Server 2003 R2 may fail with Error 13257 trying to patch the source prior to the conversion.  This error actually occurs on the "Conversion Information" dialog during the P2V wizard before actually starting the conversion.  You may also see errors similar to the following during the P2V conversion:

Error (13257):

Virtual Machine Manager server is unable to convert <machineName> because required files are missing.

Recommended Action:

Copy the file SP2.CAB to "D:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2\Patch Import" on the Virtual Machine Manager server, run the Add-Patch cmdlet to add the required files to the Virtual Machine Manager patch cache, and then try the operation again. The file SP2.CAB is located either at %WINDIR%\Driver Cache\i386 on <machineName>, or on the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (ENU, i386) installation media.n/ If SP2.CAB is not available, locate dc21x4.sys (Version: 5.5.5.0) on the installation media, copy the file to "D:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2\Patch Import", and then run the Add-Patch cmdlet to add the required files to the Virtual Machine Manager patch cache.

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Error (13257):

Virtual Machine Manager server is unable to convert <machineName> because required files are missing.

Recommended Action:

Copy the file SP2.CAB to "D:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2\Patch Import" on the Virtual Machine Manager server, run the Add-Patch cmdlet to add the required files to the Virtual Machine Manager patch cache, and then try the operation again. The file SP2.CAB is located either at %WINDIR%\Driver Cache\i386 on <machineName>, or on the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (ENU, i386) installation media.n/ If SP2.CAB is not available, locate intelide.sys (Version: 5.2.3790.3959) on the installation media, copy the file to "D:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2\Patch Import", and then run the Add-Patch cmdlet to add the required files to the Virtual Machine Manager patch cache.

If you happen to run into this issue then the resolution can be found here:

KB2131553 - Attempting a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 P2V conversion of Windows Server 2003 R2 fails with Error 13257