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Going from Windows 2008 32 to 64bit and virtual machines

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I have a Dell 2950 server running Windows 2008 Ent 32bit.  I'm also running MS Virtual Server 2005 R2 with 1 single virtual machine.

I want to wipe this server and install Windows 2008 Ent 64bit with Hyper-V as well as Virtual Machine Manager.

Can I simply make a copy of the existing virt machine folder, do my fresh install on the physical box, and copy the vm folder back?

Thanks!
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Darius Ghassem earned 100 total points
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This tool below is real nice.

http://thelazyadmin.com/blogs/thelazyadmin/archive/2009/02/17/virtual-server-to-hyper-v-migration.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2009/02/03/virtual-server-to-hyper-v-migration-guide.aspx

You can simply copy the VM over to the new server but there will be a couple of steps needing to be made to make the VM Hyper-V VM. The migration is real easy but make sure you make a backup VHD just in case of a issue.
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Thanks!  Helped out a lot!!
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