How to: Install Update 1 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

A couple of weeks ago Microsoft has released Update 1 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2. This update requires a extra step to succesfully upgrade your SCVMM invironment. You have to install the MSI and you have to run a SQL script.

1.) First download the files and the SQL script.
2.) Check the version of your VMM environment
3.) Install the update on your VMM server
4.) Open the SQL Management Studio
5.) Select the database of VMM and open a new query
6.) Copy and paste the SQL script in the query
7.) Select “Execute
8.) Check the new version of your VMM invironment.
9.) Now your VMM 2012 R2 environment is succesfully upgraded with Update 1

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The Hydration Kit for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 is available for download

If you want to save some time installing all the System Center 2012 R2 products within your production environment or demo lab environment, the HydrationKit is just the way to go!! System Center guru Johan Arwidmark has created a fully automated installation upon MDT 2013! Within just a few minutes, you’re ready to rock!!

Download the HydrationKit for System Center 2012 R2

Special thanks to Johan!! Please visit his blog at and leave a message for him!!


Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 R2 available

Microsoft released Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 R2 with updates and fixes for Virtual Machine Manager, Data Protection Manager and Operations Manager.

Components that are fixed in this update rollup

• Data Protection Manager (KB 2904687)
• Operations Manager (KB 2904678)
• Virtual Machine Manager (KB 2904712)