Release: Microsoft Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1

The release of the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1 completely replaces version 2.0.

Version 2.1 of the tool now works with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2. The tool also supports updating the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems.

You can use this Solution Accelerator to help you with business scenarios such as these:

  • Your IT organization is converting physical servers to virtual machines to reduce costs, including administrative overhead. How can you regularly update offline virtual machines while minimizing administrative costs?
  • Your IT organization has thousands of virtual machines stored for months at a time in a number of libraries. How do you keep the virtual machines reliably up to date?

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