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How to Upgrade a VMM Console

 

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

To connect to a VMM management server that is running System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager, you must use the version of the VMM console that comes with System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager.

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The VMM Administrator Console in VMM 2008 R2 SP1 is now referred to as the VMM console in System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager.

Use the following procedure to upgrade to the VMM console that comes with System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, on the computer that you are configuring is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

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Before upgrading to the VMM console, close the VMM Administrator Console and the Windows PowerShell – Virtual Machine Manager command shell.

To upgrade to a VMM console

  • To upgrade to the VMM console that comes with System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager, you can do either of the following:

    • Do an in-place upgrade by running the Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Setup Wizard on the computer on which the VMM Administrator Console for VMM 2008 R2 SP1 is installed.

    • Uninstall the VMM Administrator Console for VMM 2008 R2 SP1, and then install the VMM console that comes with System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager by running the Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Setup Wizard.

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    To start the Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Setup Wizard, on your product media or network share, double-click setup.exe.

    For more information on how to uninstall the VMM Administrator Console in VMM 2008 R2 SP1, see Uninstalling VMM Components.

    For more information on how to install the VMM console that comes with System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager, see Installing and Opening the VMM Console.

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