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How to Install the VMM Self-Service Portal

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

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As of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Self-Service Portal has been removed.

You can use the following procedure to install the VMM Self-Service Portal in System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

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If there is a problem with setup completing successfully, consult the log files in the %SYSTEMDRIVE%\ProgramData\VMMLogs folder. ProgramData is a hidden folder.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the computer that you are configuring is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

How to install the VMM Self-Service Portal

  1. To start the Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Setup Wizard, on your installation media, right-click setup.exe, and then click Run as administrator.

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    Before beginning the installation of VMM, close any open programs and ensure that there are no pending restarts on the computer. For example, if you have installed a server role by using Server Manager or have applied a security update, you may need to restart the computer and then log on to the computer with the same user account to finish the installation of the server role or the security update.

  2. On the main setup page, click Install.

  3. On the Select features to install page, select the VMM Self-Service Portal check box, and then click Next.

  4. On the Please read this notice page, click I agree with the terms of this notice, and then click Next.

  5. On the Microsoft Update page, select whether or not you want to use Microsoft Update, and then click Next.

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    If you have previously chosen to use Microsoft Update on this computer, the Microsoft Update page does not appear.

  6. On the Installation location page, use the default path or type a different installation path for the VMM program files, and then click Next.

    The computer on which you are installing the VMM Self-Service Portal will be checked to ensure that the appropriate hardware and software requirements are met. If a prerequisite is not met, a page will appear with information about which prerequisite has not been met and how to resolve the issue.

    For information about hardware and software requirements for VMM, see System Requirements for System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager.

    If all prerequisites have been met, the Self-Service portal configuration page will appear.

  7. On the Self-Service portal configuration page, specify the following:

    • The name of the VMM management server to which the VMM Self-Service Portal will connect.

    • The port that the VMM Self-Service Portal will use to communicate with the VMM management server.

    • Under Web Server, the port that self-service users will use to connect to the VMM Self-Service Portal.

      If the default port for the VMM Self-Service Portal (port 80) is being used by another web site on the computer, you must either use a different dedicated port or specify a host header for the Self-Service Portal. For more information about host headers, see Configure a Host Header for a Web Site (IIS 7).

  8. On the Installation summary page, review your selections and do one of the following:

    • Click Previous to change any selections.

    • Click Install to install the VMM Self-Service Portal.

    After you click Install, the Installing features page appears and installation progress is displayed.

  9. On the Setup completed successfully page, click Close.

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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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