How to Open a New Session While You Are Logged On to the VMM Console
Updated: May 13, 2016
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager
To create services and deploy services to a private cloud as a self-service user, you must use the VMM console. If you are logged on to the VMM console as an administrator, and you also are a member of a self-service user role, you can open a new session under the self-service user role. The following procedure explains how to open a new session while you are logged on to the VMM console.
From any workspace in the VMM console, click the down arrow at the top left corner of the ribbon, and then click Open New Connection.
In the Connect to Server dialog box, click Connect to start a second session with the current VMM instance.
In the Select User Role dialog box, select the user role you want to log on under, and then click OK.
A new instance of the VMM console opens, and the previous VMM session remains open. You can determine which session you are using by viewing the title bar, because the title bar contains the name of the user role that is being used.