Installation of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 fails with Error 257


Installation of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 may fail with Error 257.

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This can occur if the name of your server contains the following characters: 


This is case sensitive, so if the server name contains the same characters in lower case, or does not contain the two "-" characters, then the setup should not fail with this error. 

"-SCVMM-" is a reserved name within the SCVMM product. 

If you encounter this issue then you will need to rename the server before installing SCVMM 2008.

Microsoft Internal Support Information


Virtual Manager 37643 - Cannot install SCVMM server when VM name contains -SCVMM- : Error 257


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Product Bug Number: Virtual Manager 37643
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