Virtual Machine Manager running on VM

I have a physical server at a client that I would like to P2V.  I would like to create a virtual machine with server 2008 ahead of time and bring it with me to the client.Once on-site join the VM to the domain and install VMM.  Use it to P2V the physical server and then uninstall.

My question is can VMM run on a virtual machine for this purpose only?
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Syed Mutahir AliTechnology ConsultantCommented:
Syed Mutahir AliTechnology ConsultantCommented:
If you have RDP access to the client's server, you can download "DISK2VHD" from the following link :

Its a small utility and will convert an online machine to either local storage, attached storage or to a network share too.

I have used this with 100% success rate and without effecting any services or downtime on Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 7, & R2.

As it is only one server, I would take the disk2vhd route instead.

a server with 50GB OS Partition took around half hour or so to convert it in a vhd.
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