How can i convert Domain controller from Physical to Virtual

Hello Experts,

we are in a process of virtualize our servers. we converted our Domain Controller from physical to virtual using VMware converter. after conversion we faced following,
-virtual server NIC did not take the IP, we assigned same IP manually
-when clients login, asking for the credentials to connect to file server in which user profiles are synchronized and after sometime it may get connected
-nslookup to our domain not getting properly

We have only one DC in our network and what is the recommendable way to convert the DC to Virtual ?. (and our DC having teamed NICs)

Valuable replies will be highly appreciated.

Thanks
pshaduliAsked:
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za_mkhCommented:
Best way for DCs is to create a new VM.  Promote it to a DC  and then transfer all roles to new DC. Ensure DNS/DHCP settings are copied/modified/ updated as necessary if you have those services running on your physical DC too.  When everything is synced. You can then demote and power off your physical server.
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coolsport00Commented:
The post "bb.." shared is good, and there is a more recent one from yesterday as well:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_25739129.html

There are a couple URLs I shared that have best practices by both VMware and MS. Though I haven't had problems doing this myself (ok...somewhat, but they were easily rectifiable), VMware's stance on doing this, or any VM is to create a new VM. That isn't always practical for org's that want to convert several physical boxes in the most seamless way possible, but it is what VMware recommends.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
~coolsport00
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LHuanCommented:
Try Paragon Virtualization Manager. It'll create a virtual disk then you'll need to create a new VM and add this disk it.
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JohnLoCommented:
Its not great to convert DC's to virtual machines but it is do-able. And i have done it without issue. You'll  need to remove to old NIC/NIC's from the virtual server after converting and remove the TEAM and teaming software. This will cause issues.
So first make sure the Physical machine is not on when doing this you do not want IP conflicts.Next on the virtual machine  I would remove the NIC team then remove any software or driver that was for the team.
Next remove the old network cards in device manager I know you cant see them but trust me they are there. follow the following guide to view non-attached hardware.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/315539?p=1 
Set the IP on the New virtual adapter to the SAME ip that the old server had.
In VMware Client you can set it to team the NIC's on the ESX box.
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