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You cannot delete a missing VM in SCVMM 2008 or in SCVMM 2008 R2
Article ID: 983839
On System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 or SCVMM 2008 R2, duplicate virtual machines (VMs) may appear in the SCVMM Administrator Console. In this scenario, one of the duplicate VMs has a Missing status, and the other VM has a different status.
If you try to delete the missing virtual machine, you may receive the following error message:
The VM file vmname.domain.local is already being used by another VM.
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
To prevent this issue from occurring on System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, apply the following rollup hotfix:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2308590)Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 hotfix rollup package: September 14, 2010