Configure SCVMM 2008 to run with a Domain service account, using remote SQL database

By default, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 installs the Virtual Machine Manager Service to run under the LocalSystem account. This is a configuration that runs just fine, but what if, for security reasons, you want to use a domain account instead? While the option to specify a domain account exists as part of the […]

By default, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 installs the Virtual Machine Manager Service to run under the LocalSystem account. This is a configuration that runs just fine, but what if, for security reasons, you want to use a domain account instead? While the option to specify a domain account exists as part of the installation program, the recommended way to achieve this is by completing the following: Prior to running the installation of the VMM Server, go ahead and install the SQL Management Tools on the VMM Server. If you fail to do so, the VMM Setup will prompt you to first complete this step before continuing. It is of importance if we are installing VMM to a remote database.[…]

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