Error 21161 when doing Bare-Metal deployment on VMM 2012 R2

Yesterday I was testing Bare-Metal deployment on a VMM 2012 R2 with a new Hyper-v image and got the error 21161 during the process of making a physical machine into a Hyper-V Server.

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 13.40.25

I did of course check the library server (which was the same as the VMM server) and also that the vhdx that contains the Hyper-V image was in the library. I also checked the profile where the reference to the VHDx is and everything looked good.

The error was resolved when checking out the library server properties and changing to a host group instead of the default.

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 11.37.18

I have been deploying servers from this VMM before and why it started to complain right now is a mystery and I will dig and see if I can find the reason and if I do you will get an update on the blog, but now you know how to get it running πŸ™‚

Update:Β Daniel Clarke mentionedΒ my fix, In the VMM I have as this error occured I had not updated to UR3 during the time between the deployments which would otherwise had maybe explained the error. I have now updated the server to UR3 and can still do bare-metal deploy.

happy deployment!

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Daniel Clarke
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Ran into the same issue and the first time I had to roll back to pre-UR3.
Thanks to your post I can now confirm Bare-Metal Deployments are working in UR3.
Thanks Niklas!

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