Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2012

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.
  • Version:


    File Name:

    Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2012

    Date Published:


    File Size:

    2.5 MB

      Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 2012 is designed to work with System Center 2012 –Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP2.

      VMST 2012 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 System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager.
      • 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_2012_Release_Notes Notes provide information about this release, describe known issues in the tool, and include feedback instructions.

  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

      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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