Localized VMM 2012 R2 UR6 Console crash when changing/creating Hardware Profiles

Not very often I see server software in a different language than English but last week I was working with a customer that wants the dutch language on every server and software. There are several good arguments not to… but as the say in the Netherlands “a customer is king” 😉 So the Dutch language it is!

I installed VMM 2012 R2 in a cluster with UR6. After working with it for a while I got the error message below. After a restart I got it again when I wanted to create a hardware profile. Also when deploying a VM and got to the hardware part the console crashes. So no matter what, when I access hardware settings in VMM, the console crashes.



Gebeurtenisnaam van probleem:    CLR20r3
Probleemhandtekening 01:    VmmAdminUI.exe
Probleemhandtekening 02:    3.2.7895.0
Probleemhandtekening 03:    54bca98e
Probleemhandtekening 04:    Microsoft.VirtualManager.UI.HardwareProperties
Probleemhandtekening 05:    3.2.8002.0
Probleemhandtekening 06:    552fde14
Probleemhandtekening 07:    19
Probleemhandtekening 08:    199
Probleemhandtekening 09:    N3CTRYE2KN3C34SGL4ZQYRBFTE4M13NB
Versie van besturingssysteem:    6.3.9600.
Landinstelling-id:    1043
Aanvullende informatie 1:    5861
Aanvullende informatie 2:    5861822e1919d7c014bbb064c64908b2
Aanvullende informatie 3:    a10f
Aanvullende informatie 4:        a10ff7d2bb2516fdc753f9c34fc3b069


You can request a hotfix from the link below. The article does not really describe the error above. This issue only occurs when you install VMM in any language other than English.


Apply the hotfix:

1.Back up the Microsoft.VirtualManager.UI.HardwareProperties.resources.dll file or rename it to “.old” or something. You’ll find this file in the %VMMINSTALLPATH%\bin\<Language> Virtual Machine Manager installation directory.

2.Stop the Virtual Machine Manager Administrator Console.

3.Extract the correct architecture and language version of Microsoft.VirtualManager.UI.HardwareProperties.resources.dll from the hotfix package, and then replace the file in the %VMMINSTALLPATH%\bin\<Language> directory.

4.Restart the Virtual Machine Manager Administrator Console.

After this start the VMM console and go to Library \ Hardware profile and you are able to use it now without the console crashing.

Good luck!

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