Hyper-V : The Virtual Machine Management Service is Not Available (Resolved)

On windows 2008 standard server running hyper-V server, we are unable to start Virtual machine services. Due to all forms are down and not visible in the Hyper V management console.

Virtual Machine Management service not available

Applicable to Windows 2008 standard server, Windows 2008 standard server X 64 Bit, Accessing server in remote location via RDP.

Why :

Hyper-v server added in the active directory domain. Hyper- Server hostname change. Delete, Expire or change personal certificate.

Solution :

Open MMC – Start, Run > MMC Open Local computer account certificate console – File > Add Remove Snap-ins > Select > Certificate > ADD.

Add remove Snap-insCertificate Snap-ins

From new pop-up screen, select the computer account > Next >Local Computer (the computer this console running on) > Finish. OK.

Certificate Snap-ins

In Left Pane,  Explore Remote Desktop > Certificate > Find the new latest valid certificate (longest expiry date certificate). Console 1 Remote desktop Copy new certificate and again from left pane explore Personal > Certificate > Paste the copied certificate in the right pane. Console 1 personal certific Now Start services on Hyper-V Manager console or from “services. msc” Server Hyper-V services will start and now hyper-v guest will be visible. Check the guest VM status and start if the status shows PAUSED or OFF.

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