You can determine the actions that self-service users can take on their virtual machines by granting permissions in the self-service user role.

To approve actions for self-service users
  1. From the User Roles view in the VMM Administrator Console, select the self-service user role you want to modify.

  2. In the Actions pane, click Properties, and then click the VM Permissions tab.

  3. Select the actions that you want the members of this group to perform on virtual machines. You can select All actions, or grant a set of actions by selecting one or more of the following:

    • Start

    • Stop

    • Pause and Resume

    • Checkpoint—Allows the user to create and merge checkpoints and to restore their virtual machines to a previous checkpoint. For more information, see About Checkpoints.

    • Remove—Allows the user to remove virtual machines, deleting the configuration files.

    • Local Administrator—Allows the user to set the local administrator password when creating a virtual machine so that the user has administrator rights and permissions on the virtual machine.

    • Remote connection—Allows the user to remotely control the virtual machine.

    • Shut down

See Also

For the most up-to-date Help information, go to the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Help Online. To find additional Virtual Machine Manager 2008 documentation, go to the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 TechCenter Library.