Setting up your computer to create VMs on the School of Computing Infrastructure
Microsoft no longer provides a Web Portal for System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Self service users now must interact with SCVMM through the console or through powershell. This document walks you through the process of setting up the VMM console on a windows 10 machine.
You should be using a Windows 10 Pro or better installation. This setup has not been tested successfully on and Windows 10 Home edition. If you need to you can get a Windows 10 Pro key through Microsoft Imagine (found here)
- Run powershell as administrator (I frequently use Powershell ISE)
Enter the command: Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted and answer yes to all.
- Make sure that .NET 3.5 is installed
- Open up Settings
- Search for "Turn Windows features on or off" and click on it when it comes up.
- Make sure .Net 3.5 is installed, if not check the box and click ok.
Now download this file: AdminConsole.msi
From powershell (running as root), run AdminConsole.msi
When it finishes, you can open the Virtual Machine Manager
In this video I walk you through this process and show you how to setup a virtual machine.
In these later times (2019) it is likely that you need to install vcredist_x64.exe if you get a DLL could not be run error.