Problem adding a virtual machine to Virtual Server 2005 R2

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I’ve just been struggling to add a virtual machine back into the Virtual Server administration website (after I changed the search path). Each time I tried, Virtual Server highlighted the .VMC file as a known configuration file but then reported that:

The virtual machine configuration could not be added. A configuration with this name already exists.

Luckily enough, I found Mohammed Adenwala’s problem adding a virtual machine in Virtual Server 2005 blog post which described my problem exactly. After deleting C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Virtual Server\Virtual Machines\virtualmachinename.lnk I was able to add the virtual machine to the administration website and run it.

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