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  • Blog Post: KB 970066 - How to collect SCVMM traces

    Summary In order to diagnose a failure scenario in System Center Virtual Machine Manager, it is normally required to reproduce the issue while collecting a trace using the DebugView tool . More Information DebugView is an application that lets you monitor debug output on your local system...
  • Blog Post: Testing BITS file transfer outside of VMM

    As we all know VMM uses BITS to transfer files during various operations. However from time to time you may find yourself needing to troubleshoot whether or not BITS is working correctly outside of VMM. This can be performed using the following method. BITSadmin can be downloaded here: http://msdn...
  • Blog Post: KB 970921 - How to add NIC drivers for Offline P2V in SCVMM

    One of the questions that we often receive is how to perform a P2V on an older Windows 2000 server. The only way to accomplish this is to perform an Offline P2V where the source is restarted into the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) before VMM converts the physical disks to virtual hard disks...
  • Blog Post: P2V Conversion and the Source Computer

    I was recently working on an issue where after performing a successful P2V conversion, we would experience intermittent timeouts while trying to connect to or ping the new VM. We verified the IP address of the new VM, checked the DNS records, cleared the ARP cache and everything looked the way it was...
  • Blog Post: Installation Error - ComputerNameInvalid (403)

    Issue Unable to complete VMM2008 installation Error message “Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 has stopped working" Things to check 1. Is the account used to install VMM2008 a member of local admins group?