The first time you start the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool, you must complete the Configuration Wizard. This wizard establishes the connections between the tool and the other applications and services with which the tool works.
Note The Virtual Machine Servicing Tool must be installed on the same server as the VMM Administrator Console.
If you need to change the configuration at a later time, you can run the Configuration Wizard again.
Important To configure the tool, use an account that has administrative permissions on the Configuration Manager server, the VMM server, the virtual machines, and the maintenance hosts. In addition, this account must be a member of the Delegated Administrator user role in VMM. This role must also have access to the hyper-V hosts and the library servers intended to be used with this tool.
To configure the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
Important If you are using System Center Configuration Manager to manage updates and your infrastructure includes multiple Configuration Manager servers, provide the name of the primary site server.
Important The tool can only work with hosts from a single maintenance host group. To see all of the available maintenance hosts, click All Hosts. The All Hosts group automatically includes all of the maintenance hosts regardless of other group memberships.
Note These credentials are only used to validate the computer name and the folder name. These credentials are not stored.
Note If you want to remove this configuration information from the tool, click Delete.
Note The capacity of the maintenance hosts you use determines how many virtual machines, virtual machine templates, or virtual hard disks the servicing job can process at once. The servicing job creates "batches" to process a large number of these simultaneously. Time-outs apply to each batch, rather than the entire job. If some of the virtual machines, virtual machine templates, or virtual hard disks in a batch finish the operation before the time-out passes, they are moved out of the batch and new ones are added to the batch.
To use PSExec utilities with the VMM console
If you want to use a computer running either Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 as a Maintenance Host for servicing offline VHDs using Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) and DiskPart, the Windows PowerShell execution policy must be set to remotesigned.
Use either of the following steps to configure the Windows PowerShell execution policy
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