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How to manually remove a missing host from SCVMM

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You may see the following error when trying to remove a “dead” host from your SCVMM console.

Error (406)
Access has been denied while contacting the server <servername>. 

Recommended Action
1. Verify that the specified user account has administrative privileges on <servername>.
2. Verify that DCOM access, launch, and activation permissions are enabled on <servername> for the Administrators group. Use dcomcnfg.exe to modify permissions, and then try the operation again.

If that server is no longer online you need a way to remove it from your SCVMM. To do that you may use the PowerShell that come with the SCVMM console:

get-vmmserver <Vmm_Server_Name>
Than forcibly remove the missing host server by running:
remove-vmhost <Host_Server_Name> –force
Wait a few seconds and the host should be removed from the console.


Written by IT Core

September 21, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Core Configurator 2.0 is available for download

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Core Configurator 2.0 is available for download at CODEPLEX.

It is completely open source so it can be ammended and change to fit your requirements, this version has been a year in the making and has been written in powershell with a reference to Winforms so that a GUI format is displayed.

The primary focus of this project is to try and get feedback and contributions back from the community to make this a tool the best/ free tool everyone will want in there toolkit, so if you have some code or features that you might want included then please leave a comment and we will get in touch.

Core Configuration tasks include:
-Product Licencing
-Networking Features
-DCPromo Tool
-ISCSI Settings
-Server Roles and Features
-User and Group Permissions
-Share Creation and Deletion
-Dynamic Firewall settings
-Screensaver Settings
-Add & Remove Drivers
-Proxy settings
-Windows Updates (Including WSUS)
-Multipath I/O
-Hyper-V including virtual machine thumbnails
-JoinDomain and Computer rename
-Add/remove programs
-Complete logging of all commands executed

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January 2, 2010 at 12:00 AM