Installing VMM and App Controller on the same server

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about App Controller and also mentioned that in small environments you can install App controller on the same server as VMM. Now personally this has never caused me issues, however I just came across this Microsoft KB that states that if installing on the same server you need to either configure VMM to use a different port for bits or configure App controller not to use port 443.

If you need to reconfigure your existing VMM installation to use a different port for bits you can follow this abstract of the KB:

If App Controller and Virtual Machine Manager 2012 are installed on the same computer, you may encounter the following error:

Configure Virtual Machine Manager 2012 to use another port for BITS transfers between its Library servers and the virtualization hosts.
Note Make sure that the newly selected port is not blocked by a firewall between the hosts in question.
To configure Virtual Machine Manager 2012 to use another port for BITS transfers, follow these steps:

  1. On your Virtual Machine Manager server, open the registry.
  2. Navigate to the following subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Server\Settings
  3. Locate BITSTcpPort. This should have a value of decimal 443. Change this to some unused port in your environment (for example, port 8500).
  4. Restart the Virtual Machine Manager service so that the change takes effect.
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