Ready to update System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 with SP1


As you may remember Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management leverages SCVMM R2 2008 and now that SP1 has been released you can update your installation with all of the service pack goodness.

Updates you should have already applied

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Visual Studio 2010 SP1
  • Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 SP1


Download the updated ISO from MSDN for SCVMM R2 2008 which includes SP1, to determine whether you are licensed for this benefit as part of your MSDN subscription please review the following document “Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN Licensing White Paper”.


On your TFS 2010 SP1 server start the install of SCVMM R2 SP1 and you will be prompted with this confirmation screen


You may receive a warning about the VSTF Background Job Agent Service


Stop the VSTF Background Job Agent service and then in the previous dialog press “Retry”


If all goes well then you should get this screen


Start the VSTF Background Job Agent service


If you have the SCVMM 2008 console installed anywhere else make sure you update it as well.



NOTE:  Don’t forget to update your Virtual Machines and Virtual Machine Templates with the appropriate SP1 patches.

About Wes MacDonald

Wes MacDonald is a DevOps Consultant for LIKE 10 INC., a DevOps consulting firm providing premium support, guidance and services for Azure, Microsoft 365 and Azure DevOps.


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    […] Ready to Update System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 with SP1 from Wes MacDonald If you’re using Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management, you’ll be pleased to know that you can update System Center Virtual Machine Manager with the newly released service pack 1. Wes takes you through the installation process step-by-step. […]


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