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Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0

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  • Version: 3.0
  • Category: Tool
  • Language: English

This Solution Accelerator provides automated tools and guidance that IT professionals can use to update offline virtual machines, templates, and virtual hard disks efficiently and without exposing them to security risks.

  • Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0 helps you reduce IT costs by making it easier to update your offline virtual machines, templates, and virtual hard disks with the latest operating system and application patches—without introducing vulnerabilities into your IT infrastructure.
    This Solution Accelerator includes the following components:
    • Brief Overview. Available online only on Microsoft TechNet. Summary for business and technical managers that briefly explains how this Solution Accelerator can fit into an organization’s IT infrastructure management strategy.
    • VMServicing_x64 and VMServicing_x86. Setup files for the tool, for 64 bit and 32 bit versions of Windows with Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 or 2008 R2.
    • Virtual Machine Servicing Tool Getting Started Guide. Provides information about how the tool works, explains prerequisites for the tool, and describes how to install and configure the tool.
    • VM_Servicing_Tool_3.0_Release_Notes.rtf. Notes provide information about this release, describe known issues in the tool, and include feedback instructions.


Status: Live

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Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
SHA1: 1cc9e55f79e872589631fe6a9baf7c41a4a8e39c
2.25 MB

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Other Requirements: Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 or 2008 R2

Installation Instructions

    1. Click the Download button at the top of the page to start the download.
    2. Do one of the following:

      • To start the .zip file extraction immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location. Then extract the files to the preferred location on your computer. Note The Release Notes and Getting Started Guide are available in the .zip package outside the .msi files for optional viewing before tool installation.

      • To save the download to the preferred location on your computer for .zip file extraction at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.

    3. To install the .msi package (VMServicing_X86.msi or VMServicing_X64.msi):

      1. Navigate to where you extracted the .zip file content on your hard drive.

      2. Double-click the .msi file you want to install.

      3. Accept the Microsoft Software License Terms.

      4. Follow the steps in the installation process to complete the installation.

      5. Find the installed files in C:\Program Files on your computer in the folder Microsoft Virtual Machine Servicing Tool.

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