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Common Scenarios for Services in VMM

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager

The following are some common scenarios when using services in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). These scenarios only apply to virtual machines that are deployed as part of service.


Scenario Key information For more information

Deploy a virtual machine with Windows Server roles or features installed

  • Must be using at least Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Virtual machine must be joined to a domain

  • Specify the roles or features to install in a guest operating system profile

How to Create a Guest Operating System Profile

Deploy an updated version of the guest operating system (for example, with the latest service pack) to a virtual machine

  • Create a new virtual hard disk with the updated operating system

  • Create an updated service template

  • Update the service by deploying the new virtual machine with the updated settings

Updating a Service in VMM

Deploy a Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V) application

  • Sequence the application by using Server App-V

  • Create an application profile

Server App-V documentation

How to Create an Application Profile in a Service Deployment

Deploy an instance of SQL Server to a virtual machine

How to Create a SQL Server Profile in a Service Deployment

See Also

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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