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How to Connect to a Virtual Machine in Essentials

Updated: April 14, 2010

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

To connect to a managed virtual machine in System Center Essentials 2010—for example, so that users in your organization can access applications on other computers—use the following procedure to connect to a virtual machine from the Essentials console.

To connect to a virtual machine

  1. In the Essentials console, click Computers, and then click All Virtual Machines.

  2. Either select a virtual machine from the list and, in the Tasks pane, click Connect to Virtual Machine, or double-click the image of the selected virtual machine in the Preview pane to connect to it.

    If the virtual machine is in a stopped state, Essentials first starts the virtual machine before connecting to it.

  3. A message might appear notifying you that the information you are about to exchange with the server will be sent over an unencrypted connection and you will be asked if you want to continue. Select the check box if you do not want to be notified about this again, and then click Yes to continue connecting to the virtual machine.

    If another user is connected to the virtual machine, another message appears warning you that if you proceed, that user will be disconnected first. Click Yes to continue.

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