Starting a new job in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager fails with error 2606

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When starting a new job in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) the following error may be generated:

Error (2606)
Unable to perform the job because one or more of the selected objects are locked by another job.

Recommended Action
To find out which job is locking the object, in the Jobs view, group by Status, and find the running or canceling job for the object. When the job is complete, try again.


This error is caused by locked records in the VMM database due to another job placing a lock on the objects that this job is attempting to access. This is by design.


To see what object locks currently exist, use the following VMM database query:

SELECT * FROM [VirtualManagerDB].[dbo].[tbl_VMM_Lock] where TaskID='Task_GUID'

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Article ID: 2795040 - Last Review: January 23, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

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