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How to Enable Self-Service Users to Share Resources 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

Use the following procedures if you are an administrator and you want to enable resource sharing between self-service user roles in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). For a list of other procedures related to configuring self-service, see Configuring Self-Service in VMM.

If you are a self-service user, see How to Share Resources as a Self-Service User in VMM.

In VMM, a member of a self-service user role can share the resources that she owns with other members of her self-service user role, with another self-service user role, or with an individual member of another self-service user role. For example, a member of an Application Developers self-service user role might share his service template with an Application Testers self-service user role for pre-production testing.

To share a resource with a member of another self-service user role, the following conditions must be met:

  • The self-service user who shares the resource must be the owner of the resource.

  • The resource owner must belong to a self-service user role that has been assigned the Share action.

  • The resource receiver must belong to a self-service user role that has been assigned the Receive action.

To enable self-service user roles to share resources

  1. Open the Settings workspace.

  2. In the Settings pane, expand Security, and click User Roles.

  3. In the User Roles pane, click the self-service user role for which you want to enable the sharing of resources.

  4. On the Home tab, in the User Role group, click Properties.

    The user role Properties dialog box opens.

  5. On the Actions tab, select Share, and then click OK.

    Members of this self-service user role can now share their own resources with members of any self-service user role that has the Receive action assigned to it. Now, configure the other self-service user role to receive resources.

  6. Open the properties of the other self-service user role. (In the User Roles pane, right-click the user role and click Properties.)

  7. On the Actions tab, select Receive, and then click OK.

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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