Hi, I have a Windows 2008 SP2 Standard Edition server running on a Hyper-V physical host. When I back it up and then restore it to an alternate physical host running Hyper-V, the VM requires Windows acivation, and after the activation it comes up as a "blank" server with none of my applications installed. I have tried various methods of restoring it to the alternate server, including copying the files from one physical hos to another, as well as running a restore job with Backup Exec 12.5. I get the same results either way. I also tried using the Hyper-V export and import tools and I get the same result.
Can anyone please tell me how I can move the VM to an alternate physical host and have it start normally, with all apps installed and no activation required?
Thanks for any assistance!