I know this has nothing to do with retro computing, but this saved my life today!
I moved about 30 virtual images from one disk to another then changed the drive letters around. When i started Virtual server back up again, a few images were missing! PANIC!!!!!
So I tried to add the server manually, and I got the following message.
The virtual machine could not be added. The virtual machine configuration could not be added. A configuration with this name already exists.
To get around this issue, I did the following…
- Login to the host server. (RDP or what ever access you want to use…)
- Open the “c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Virtual Server\Virtual Machines” folder in Windows Explorer
- Delete the shortcut to the virtual server thats missing
- In the Virtual Server admin webpage, press Add under Virtual Machines on the left hand side of the screen
- Enter the path to the virtual server configuration files, then click ok.
Thats it, you should now see the virtual server listed. Hope this helps someone else!