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Need a standalone method of createing VM of Windows Server 2008 R2

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I have a server in my office I am building for a client.  The server is to be hosted in a virtual environment.  The server is Windows 2008 R2.  I would normally use VMWare's Converter Standalone.  But, in the release notes it specifically says it does not support 2008 R2 O/S.  I tried running it anyway and I keep getting VSS errors even though there seems to be no problem with the VSS.  VSS works in every way I can test it.  I can run vssadmin list writers and providers without error.  I can run windows server backup without error.  The only thing I cannot do is run the unsupported converter.  So, how can I do this?  

Does anyone know if VMWare has a solution?  Is there another (free) tool to convert this box to virtual?

I only have this one server, and a few PCs.  So the software must be able to be run on a PC or allow the software to be run on the server it is converting.

Any feedback would be appriciated.  Thanks.
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