P2V for Windows 7 fails on vmware vCenter [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for Server Fault. Closed 8 years ago. Improve this question Today I started to convert my physical x64 Windows 7 laptop to using the tool vmware vCenter Standalone converter for my mac book … Read more

Virtualize SCO 5v6.0.0 P2V

I try to virtualize old SCO server and i Have a little problem with that. When i try to startup VM i see somethink like that: SCO error Physical server: HP ProLiant DL380 G5 with six harddisk’s ( Combined into raid ) – On this server we have SCO 5v6.0.0 And i Try to virtualize … Read more

Windows Server 2008 ADS Physical to VM: Strange Date issue

I have recently Converted a physical Active Directory running Server 2008 to VM. (need to move ADS to 2019 Server) and ADS health check reported some issue, which include license activation. I tied to Activate the windows (existing and also I have a new Key), but windows failed to activate and gives error: 0x80072F8F Google … Read more

How to migrate a Windows Server 2003 physical server to Xen VM

We have some 10 physical servers running Windows Server 2003. Now we have bought a new xen server. I have added Windows Server 2008 R2 as host as a guest VM in xen host. Now we are planning to move the physical boxes to xen as VM. I Googled it and could see most people … Read more

How do I get VMware Converter to be selective with data?

Just testing some virtualization. Just P2Ving an Exchange server, we want to get the system drive (C:) and the data which lives on another drive (D:) with some other stuff. How do I get the converter to only bring the one folder over and ignore unnecessary data? I’ve tried using subst but it’s obviously too … Read more

VMware Converter: Can one skip empty space in block-level cloning mode?

Many people recommend block-level cloning over file-level cloning – besides various reasons – mainly because of its superior speed advantage. And true: Data transfer rates are about 50-75% percent faster using block-level cloning from my observations. But after some testing I figured out that it is still slow as hell because there is one big … Read more

Windows x64 2008 P2V? Has anybody had any success?

If I use VMware converter it throws Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance. hr = 0x80040154, Class not registered . Operation: Instantiating VSS server If I use Disk2vhd it throws Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback interface. hr = 0x80070005, Access is denied. . This is … Read more

Post P2V Remote Destkop

I recently performed a P2V on an old OEM XP installation. This required running an in place install to convert from an OEM to a VLK. On completion I was unable to connect to remote desktop. netstat -ano | find “3389” returns nothing. I tried axing and the [HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server] keys and importing from a … Read more