Error 414 When Adding Host Into Viritual Machine Manager 2012 SP1

By |July 19th, 2013|

Whilst trying to add a Server 2012 Hyper-V host into System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 recently I was receiving the error 414 “Agent installation could not access the ADMIN$ share on server

Checking […]

Server 2012 Remote management connectivity errors – Large Send Offload

By |March 15th, 2013|


Recently I was working with a customer where we had very sporadic remote management related problems to random Hyper-V hosts that were deployed on Windows Server 2012.

The affected servers would occasionally drop off from Server […]

Hyper-V 3.0: Unable to contact cluster service on ‘cluster’

By |November 26th, 2012|

Hi There,

I spent some time recently upgrading a WS2012 Hyper-V 3.0 cluster from RC to RTM. This was a four node cluster and my process was to evict a node, rebuild and then add the […]

VMM 2012 Bare Metal – Failed to Customise WinPE Image

By |June 15th, 2012|

Hi There,

I recently upgraded a customers VMM infrastructure from RC2 to RTM and had a couple of issues with the bare-metal deployments that I had previously configured.

I was able to initiate a bare-metal build, and […]

Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012

By |May 8th, 2012|

Hi There,

Update Rollup 1 has been released for System Center 2012. This update addresses a number of issues with VMM, App Controller and OpsMgr




An out of band operation (IPMI) for the BMC failed

By |February 16th, 2012|

Hi There,

Whilst working on a bare-metal build for a Hyper-V host (based on HP blades with iLO 3) today using SCVMM 2012 and Host Profiles I came across the following error;

An out of band operation […]

Hyper-V MMC -> Cannot connect to the RPC service on computer

By |February 14th, 2012|

Hi there,

The above message pops up from time to time when attempting to remotely administer a Hyper-V server from another machine, particularly if the machine you are attempting to access is in another domain or […]

VMM 2012 Services: The specified change on the object is not allowed

By |February 7th, 2012|

Whilst tidying up one of our VMM 2012 environments earlier I was having trouble removing a service template that had been created, the following error was appearing when I was hitting delete;

As far as I […]

Hyper-V Toolkit

By |February 6th, 2012|

The following TechNet Wiki links contains a number of very useful tools for Hyper-V, some of my favourites;

Core Configurator 2.0 – makes configuring Server Core or Hyper-V Server much easier
Disk2VHD – for creating VHDs from […]

Create a SCVMM 2008 template from a running virtual machine

By |October 21st, 2009|

So you’ve created your VM and know you would like to create a template so this VM can be distributed onto multiple VM’s.

SCVMM will take care of this for you, so there is no need […]