How to Install the VMM Console


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

You can use the following procedure to install a VMM console.

To complete this procedure, you need, at a minimum, membership in the local Administrators group (or equivalent) on the computer that you are configuring.

To install the VMM console

  1. To start the Virtual Machine Manager Setup Wizard, on your installation media, right-click setup.exe, and then click Run as administrator.

  2. On the main setup page, click Install.

  3. On the Select features to install page, select the VMM console check box, and then click Next.

  4. On the Please read this notice page, click I agree with the terms of this notice, and then click Next.

  5. Review the information on the Customer Experience Improvement Program page, and then click Next.

  6. On the Microsoft Update page, select whether you want to use Microsoft Update, and then click Next.


    If you previously chose to use Microsoft Update on this computer, the Microsoft Update page does not appear.

  7. On the Installation location page, type an installation path for the VMM program files or use the default path, and then click Next.

    The setup program checks the computer on which you are installing the VMM console to ensure that the computer meets the appropriate hardware and software requirements. If your computer does not meet a prerequisite, a page that contains information about the prerequisite and how to resolve the issue appears.

    For information about hardware and software requirements for VMM, see System Requirements: VMM Console in System Center 2012 and in System Center 2012 SP1 or see Preparing your environment for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager.

    If your computer meets all prerequisites, the Port configuration page appears.

  8. On the Port configuration page, type the port that you want to use for the VMM console to communicate with the VMM management server, and then click Next.


    The port setting that you assign for the VMM console should match the port setting that you assigned for the VMM console during the installation of the VMM management server. The default port setting is 8100. Also, do not assign port number 5986, because it is preassigned.

  9. On the Installation summary page, review your selections and do one of the following:

    • Click Previous to change any selections.

    • Click Install to install the VMM console.

    After you click Install, the Installing features page appears and displays the installation progress.

  10. On the Setup completed successfully page, click Close to finish the installation.

    To open the VMM console, ensure that the Open the VMM console when this wizard closes check box is selected.


If setup does not finish successfully, consult the log files in the %SYSTEMDRIVE%\ProgramData\VMMLogs folder. ProgramData is a hidden folder.