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How can I convert a Norton Ghost 9.0 image (.v2i) to a Virtual Server 2005 R2 image (.vhd)?  I haven't been able to find anything online.
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is this even possible? i dont think it is from what i havent found online
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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What's the point?  Why would you want to?  A .vhd file is already a transportable image... just copy the file.

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If you're wanting this for a virtual-to-physical (v2p) migration, then you should take a look at PlateSpin PowerConvert:

http://www.platespin.com/products/PowerConvertMain.aspx

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I have an exsisting Windows 2003 servers that have been imaged using Ghost.  I need to convert those Ghost images to .VHD's so I can migrate them into a Virtual Server 2005 enviroment.  Platespin doesn't seem to cover it.  Any other ideas?
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 200 total points
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Sure, I would just restore your image to a newly created Virtual Machine.  So, load up a Server 2003 machine in VS2005 and then restore to that.

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I was hoping to find an easy way to virtualize exsisting servers without having to load the OS first and then restoring back using ghost images.  This can be a cumbersome process but it appears to be the only way.  Thank you for all of your time and help.
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There is an easier way... but you stated you were STARTING with a ghost image.  

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/evaluation/vsmt.mspx

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