I have a client with a 2008 std R1 x64 server that was recently installed. It replaced an SBS 2003. They didn't want Exchange or the SBS package. They also have a 2003 STD still in production but on it's last leg. We need to move everything from the 2003 to 2008. While collecting data, I spoke with one of the software vendors, and their software will not run on a x64 bit platform.
So my "quick and dirty" solution, is to simply create a virtual environment on the new server, hot clone the 2003 into the virtual environment, then continue forward. Here is my problem: I know XenServer and VMWare have the ability to hot copy a machine like that, but they need their own servers to do it. Does anyone know of a system that will let me do that inside of Server 2008 R1 x64? I have not had a chance to work with M$ Hyper-V yet, but I do not think it ships on a R1 server. I know Sun's VirtualBox will run fine on the server, but I do not hink it has the ability to clone a running machine.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!