The topics in this section provide step-by-step instructions for a new installation of the Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2 components. You can use the information in this section to install all VMM components on a single computer or to install each VMM component on separate computers. For more information, see Planning and Architecture (

Before you begin the installation of the VMM components:

  1. Ensure that all computers meet at least the minimum hardware requirements and that all prerequisite software is installed. For more information about hardware and software requirements, see VMM 2008 R2 System Requirements.

  2. It is highly recommended that you run the Virtual Machine Manager Configuration Analyzer (VMMCA) for each computer on which you want to install a VMM component. VMMCA is a diagnostic tool that verifies configuration settings for your computer that are important to running VMM. You can download the VMMCA for VMM 2008 R2 at System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Configuration Analyzer Update 1 (

    To scan a remote computer, ensure that a firewall is not blocking Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) communication or the service control manager (SCM), known as Remote Service Management in the Windows Vista operating system.
After you have finished installing the VMM components, there are additional tasks required to make VMM fully functional. For more information, see Required Post-Installation Tasks.

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