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How to Delete a Virtual Machine in Essentials

Updated: April 14, 2010

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

In System Center Essentials 2010, deleting a virtual machine permanently removes all computer data and any snapshots that were saved for the virtual machine. Use the following procedure to permanently delete a virtual machine.

To delete a virtual machine

  1. In the Essentials console, click the Computers button, click Computer Groups, and then click All Windows Servers.

  2. In the list of servers, select the virtual machine you want to delete and then click Delete Virtual Machine.

    If the virtual machine is still running, a dialog box will appear prompting you to stop the virtual machine and try again.

  3. A dialog box will appear asking if you want to permanently delete the selected virtual machine. Click Yes to continue.

A progress bar will be displayed while Essentials deletes the virtual machine. After the virtual machine has been deleted, you will be returned to the list of computers.

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