System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE 2010) is certified to work with Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
Important Note – SCE2010 will not be enhanced to support configuration of Dynamic Memory and Remote FX (new features that were added in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) on virtual machines, although SCE itself can run fine in a VM configured with dynamic memory. Therefore, if you want to use dynamic memory on a VM you must configure it directly from the Hyper-V Manager console. SCE can monitor and manage such VMs configured to use dynamic memory without problems. You simply won’t be able to make any changes in dynamic memory/Remote FX using the SCE console.
J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer
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Thanks for the update... good news and bad news mixed though.
I can't help concluding that SCE 2010 is the stepchild in the System Center family, and that's a shame.
Speedbird, this continues the tradition set by SCE 2007, sadly.