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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Applying System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 Update 2


Microsoft has released UR2 for VMM 2012 R2 last week and it is time for us to apply the update. [UR2 date April, 21 2014]


As a pre-caution before applying an update, do remember to

1. Backup VMM database.

  • Use DPM to backup VMM database
  • Use VMM console to backup the db. Click on Settings | Select Backup


Use Powershell
Backup-SCVMMServer -Path "C:\Backup"

2. If VMM is resides on a virtual machine, remember to create a checkpoint first so you can revert if anything happen.

Use Powershell
Checkpoint-VM –Name (VM name)

Ready to apply UR2 – On VMM Management Server & Console

1. Download UR2 from here

2. Open command prompt with an administrator right

Apply KB2932926 first
msiexec /update kb2932926_vmmserver_amd64

Next, apply KB2932942
msiexec /update kb2932942_AdminConsole_amd64

On VMM Database Server

Note:- get the sql script from here.
1. Open SQL Server Management Studio.

2. Open New Query,paste the sql script & execute the script to VMMDatabase


3. Restart the VMM Server


1. Open VMM Console, navigate to Fabric and notice that Hyper-V Host status indicated “Need Attention”. You need to update the VMM agent


The VMM version is 3.2.7510.0


Right click the host and select Update Agent


Once updated, the version of VMM agent is 3.2.7634.0