Well, I am happy to announce that it`s preparing for a comeback.
This tool is designed to work with System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager.
When you have played around with Windows Server 2012, I you noticed the option to install roles and features on your offline VMs VHDs as well? Guess what, the Servicing Tool will take advantage of that, and leverage this new option.
You can now service the following:
To read more and download the Beta, visit the Microsoft System Center - VMM blog.