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When converting machines or deploying from the library the default setting for VMM is secure by default so BITS will use HTTPS , this will ensure that data is encrypted from source to target , depending on your data policies it might not be a option to force HTTP , but in many cases we have the VMM placed within the cluster so its unencrypted from the VMM to the Hyper-V clusters it residing on so its very hard to intercept the traffic unless you have full control over the hyper-v servers and the switch they are connected to , but always verify against security policies

This will also greatly improve Physical to Virtual Conversions especially on servers with slow processors

This is screen from Virtual Machine Manager 2012 settings

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When creating a new machine the Deploy File takes in our demo setup 1.30ish

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to enable http we need to select “allow unencrypted file transfers” on the host group level

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and Allow unencrypted transfer on the library in Virtual Machine Manager

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The same deployment now takes 37 seconds so a significant improvement in performance , and there will be a lighter load on the environment as we don’t have to encrypt all data packages before moving them from the VMM server to the Hyper-V host