Add a virtual machine from an existing configuration

To add a virtual machine from an existing configuration

  1. Open the Administration Website.
  2. In the navigation pane, under Virtual Machines, click Add.
  3. Do one of the following and then click Add:
    • Select the virtual machine from the Known configuration files list. The list includes all virtual machine configuration (.vmc) files located in a folder specified in Virtual Server Search Paths.
    • In Fully qualified path to file, type the complete path to the virtual machine configuration (.vmc) file.
You must install Virtual Machine Additions on all virtual machines. The version of Virtual Machine Additions included with Virtual Server 2005 is the most recent and should be installed on any virtual machine running earlier versions of Virtual Machine Additions. For more information, see Installing Virtual Machine Additions.
To perform this procedure, you must have the appropriate permissions. If you do not have the appropriate permissions, you will either receive an error message or you will not be able to view certain menu items and options described in this procedure. To change your permissions, contact your Virtual Server administrator. For more information, see Securing Virtual Server. For instructions on opening the Administration Website, see "Open the Administration Website" in Related Topics. You can change the default location where virtual machines are located by using the Virtual Server search paths. For more information, see "Configuring Virtual Server search paths" in Related Topics.

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