Virtual machine could not be added. A configuration with this name already exists.

 
 
 
The virtual machine could not be added. A configuration with this name already exists. Fine on pre-Windows 7, e.g. on Windows Server 2003
Same ide in Windows 7, but different location
 
leads to Accessing "Application Data" in Windows 7
 
Anyway shortcut in Windows 7 is at
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Virtual Server\Virtual Machines
 
Copied from above website
This happens because virtual server creates a shortcut to each virtual machine added or created in the path <system drive>\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Virtual Server\Virtual Machines\ and doesn’t remove this shortcut when the virtual machine is removed.
 
Open Windows Explorer and browse to <system drive>\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Virtual Server\Virtual Machines\ and delete the .vmc files for the virtual machines that are no longer listed in the Master Status list. Now try to add the virtual machine.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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