Adding a custom property with an apostrophe in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager causes the console to crash

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Symptoms

Adding a custom property that contains an apostrophe character (e.g. Fabrikam's Custom Property) to a virtual machine (VM) in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) causes the Virtual Machine Manager console to crash with a signature similar to the following:

 
Description:
 
Stopped working
 
Problem signature:
 
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: vmmadminui.exe
Problem Signature 02: 1.0.523.0
Problem Signature 03: 4ed928ef
Problem Signature 04: mscorlib
Problem Signature 05: 2.0.0.0
Problem Signature 06: 4e1539fa
Problem Signature 07: 20c8
Problem Signature 08: 100
Problem Signature 09: N3CTRYE2KN3C34SGL4ZQYRBFTE4M13NB
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.274.10
Locale ID: 1033

A corresponding event will be written to the Application Log:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Windows Error Reporting
Event ID:      1001
Task Category: None
Level:         Information
Keywords:      Classic
Description:
Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: CLR20r3
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0
Problem signature:
P1: vmmadminui.exe
P2: 1.0.523.0
P3: 4ed928ef
P4: mscorlib
P5: 2.0.0.0
P6: 4e1539fa
P7: 20c8
P8: 100
P9: N3CTRYE2KN3C34SGL4ZQYRBFTE4M13NB
P10:

Cause

This is a known issue with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, open the Virtual Machine Manager Command Shell and issue the following commands:

Get-VMMServer -ComputerName localhost
 
Get-SCCustomProperty  | Where-Object { $_.Name -match "'"} | Remove-SCCustomProperty

NOTE The -match condition is a single quote enclosed in a pair of double-quotes.

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Article ID: 2690553 - Last Review: July 9, 2012 - Revision: 6.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager
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