Event ID 14241 — Virtual Machine Miscellaneous Operations

Updated: April 7, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.

Virtual Machine Miscellaneous Operations

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 14241
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-VMMS
Version: 6.0
Message: Cannot find the specified virtual machine.


Check VM Exists

Vmms.exe (by default in the %windows%\system32 directory) is the service that uses the Msvm_VirtualSystemManagementService WMI object to perform Virtual System Management related operations in Hyper-V and the Hyper-V Manager. A number of different settings and actions on on virtual machines may cause the VMMS to timeout or shutdown.

Check that the VM you are trying to access is registered with the VMMS service. Also check to see if the VM configuration is still accessible. By default virtual machine configuration files are at %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Virtual Machines.


The operation on the virtual machine that was failing now succeeds.

Virtual Machine Miscellaneous Operations