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  • Hi Everyone,

    I finally have SCVMM 2012 Running in my Lab. I've also just recently installed the App. Controller. While it does appear to be functioning correctly. The one problem that I have is that when I try to connect to a VM through the web interface I don't get connected.

    I get the following message "Cannot connect: TypeError: Object doesn't support property or method 'ConnectViaHost' Wait for installation of the ActiveX control to complete, and try again."

    Any direction you could provide would be appreciated.

    -bv


    BVassall bodiddly65@live.com

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012 4:53 PM

Answers

  • Hi Boris,

    One more question, and also a suggestion.

    First the question:

    Are you using a 64 bit OS and do you have the VMM administrator console installed on the same computer you are using the browser on?

    Now the suggestion:

    You can try manually installing the ActiveX control:

    1. Go to https://<your app controller server>/activex/vmmctlax_i386.cab
    2. Save the cab file
    3. Extract the vmmctlax.msi that is in the cab
    4. Run the vmmctlax.msi to install the ActiveX control

    Once the install completes, try using App Controller to connect to the virtual machine console.

    Thanks

    Richard


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12:50 AM

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  • Hi Boris,

    It sounds like the ActiveX control is not being installed correctly.

    A few questions:

    1. Which type of host (Hyper-V, VMware, or Xen) is the VM running on?
    2. Are you using a 32 or 64 bit browser?
    3. Are you getting prompted to install an ActiveX control?

    Connecting to the console of a virtual machine requires installation of an ActiveX control and there are different controls for each type of host. (Microsoft supplies the ActiveX control for Hyper-V, and the for the others App Controller downloads the ActiveX control from one of the virtualization hosts).

    Thanks

    Richard


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, June 7, 2012 5:20 PM
  • Hi Richard,

    I'm running a Hyper-V VM with a 32 bit browser and I don't see a prompt to install the ActiveX control.

    Thanks,
    bv


    BVassall bodiddly65@live.com

    Friday, June 8, 2012 4:25 PM
  • Hi Boris,

    One more question, and also a suggestion.

    First the question:

    Are you using a 64 bit OS and do you have the VMM administrator console installed on the same computer you are using the browser on?

    Now the suggestion:

    You can try manually installing the ActiveX control:

    1. Go to https://<your app controller server>/activex/vmmctlax_i386.cab
    2. Save the cab file
    3. Extract the vmmctlax.msi that is in the cab
    4. Run the vmmctlax.msi to install the ActiveX control

    Once the install completes, try using App Controller to connect to the virtual machine console.

    Thanks

    Richard


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12:50 AM