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Virtual Machine Manager 2016 on Server Core

You can use remote desktop / command line for most of this. Just copy all the files to c:\temp or something.

VMM requires a SQL Database and an account with permission to create databases/tables etc, so I’m going to assume you’ve got one of them handy…if not click here

#1. Download and Install the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Native Client – QFE

#2. Download and Install the Microsoft® Command Line Utilities 13 for SQL Server®

#3. Download and Install the latest Windows ADK for Windows 10 (You only need the Deployment Tools and Windows Preinstallation Environment options selected)

#4. If you want to use Distributed Key Management open up ADSIEdit and create a new container by going into the Default Naming Context, right clicking on your DC=domain,DC=local, clicking New Object, selecting Container and giving it a name “VMMDKM” works.

#5. Make sure you’ve created a service account for VMM and that it’s a member of the server’s local admin group.

#6. Run the VMM Setup, and follow instructions…nothing special here other than setting your DKM location: CN=VMMDKM,DC=domain,DC=local

#7. Run sconfig and download the latest updates!

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