Need a standalone method of createing VM of Windows Server 2008 R2
Posted on 2009-12-26
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.