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The Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Create Virtual Machine Wizard may fail to create a new virtual machine when attempting to deploy to a cloud that has special characters in its name. The following error will be displayed in the Virtual Machine Manager console:
This error can occur when attempting to deploy to a cloud that has square brackets in its name (e.g. [Test Cloud]).
To resolve this error, navigate to VMs and Services, then expand Clouds on the upper left-hand pane of the Virtual Machine Manager console to locate the cloud with square brackets in its name. Right-click the cloud and choose properties. On the General tab, delete the brackets in the name of the cloud.
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