Going from Windows 2008 32 to 64bit and virtual machines

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?

Who is Participating?
Darius GhassemConnect With a Mentor Commented:
This tool below is real nice.



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.
ejcristAuthor Commented:
Thanks!  Helped out a lot!!
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.