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Cant Remove Hyper-V VM Cannot Connect to Virtual Machine Configuration Storage

Found a redundant VM on your Hyper-V host? This typically only happens in test environments but rarely in production and caused by a VM folder being deleted or moved.

In the screenshot below you can see the VM ‘Mindex’ in an off-critial state. You cant remove this server from the host using the GUI.

Open a Powershell windows as admin and type ‘Get-VM’ and press enter. This will list all of the VM’s on the host.

Next type ‘Remove-VM -name <name of vm> -force’

Replace <name of vm> with the actual name of the VM you are trying to remove.

Hay presto! the VM has been removed!

Author: Ian@SlashAdmin

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