Information on support by Virtual Machine Manager for Windows Server 2012

Information on support by Virtual Machine Manager for Windows Server 2012

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InfoButton We've had a couple of questions around support by Virtual Machine Manager for Windows Server 2012 so I wanted to post a quick update to let you all know where to find the information you’re looking for.

For full information on what's supported for each release, check these links:

VMM 2008 R2:

System Center 2012:

System Center 2012 SP1:

If you're reading this post more than a month after the publish date, it's best to look at those pages for the latest information.

Tip: Want to know when a TechNet page was last updated? Look for the Updated: [Date] text underneath the header on each page. You can also see what versions the page applies in the same spot.

Here's a quick table to look at; the short answer is that if you want to use Windows Server 2012 as a host or deploy a VM using our templates, you'll want to use System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1).


Supports Windows Server 2012 as a Hyper-V host?

Supports deploying Windows Server 2012 VMs?

VMM 2008 R2



System Center 2012



System Center 2012 SP1



In general, if you want to know whether a particular version of VMM supports deploying a specific OS as a guest VM, check the Hyper-V support information for that version. For example, System Center 2012 supports Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, so the list of guest operating systems that VMM supports matches what Hyper-V for 2008 R2 supports.

J.C. Hornbeck | Knowledge Engineer | Management and Security Division

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  • Briefly: _Currently_ there are NO supported management solution for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V hosts. :(