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trying to p2v powered on xp sp3 machine, fails - vmconverter standalone 4.01 to esxi 4 host

firewall is disabled - i can ping

see attached error

any ideas?

have tried local admin and domain admin credentials
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Please disable simple file sharing by navigating to My Computer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> Disable Simple File Sharing and try initiating the conversion process again.

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i should have mentioned that i did that already

no dice

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when it asks for username/pass ive tried the following:

domain\username and just username

both local and domain admin.  i know its making a connection because i never made it this far until i disabled the firewall
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Here is a VMware KB on the issue (somewhat):
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1010056

There are links within the KB that direct you on how to test ports that should be open. Also, on the source machine, make sure 1. Remote registry service is running and, 2. network file sharing is  enabled, but it cannot be using Simple File Sharing.

When entering the pwd, it should only be:
username
password

Try rebooting the source machine and try the conversion again.

~coolsport00
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Also...look in the Application & System event logs of the source machine you're trying to convert (if my above suggestions don't work). There may be some more telling info in there.

~coolsport00

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ports are open
no errors in event viewer
ive rebooted clients
remote registry service started

whats network file sharing - how do i check if thats enabled?  

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if it helps, im trying to do this against two xp machines - theyre both failing
also, the rdp port of both of these machines has been changed.....but that shouldnt matter right?
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Go into Windows Explorer -> Tools menu -> Folder Options -> View tab. Scroll to bottom and deselect "Use Simple File Sharing (Recommended)".
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BTW...No...RDP port change shouldn't matter.

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i have already unchecked simple file sharing
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Just to appease me, change the RDP port back to 389 to see if that works...

~coolsport00
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Do you have A/V on it and running? Turn it off/disable it if you do. Also...how are you entering the source machine...via hostname or IP? If it fails using the hostname, try IP.

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changed rdp port back to default 3389, rebooted, confirmed rdp

but.....

still no go, same error when attempting to convert.  arrr

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ive tried by ip and hostname.  dns is straight because you CAN ping by hostname.
no a/v installed on this machine.

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i just realized this IS NOT an xp sp3 machine.  think that matters?  its still sp2.

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xp pro, sorry!
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Can you provide a screenshot of all your services?
Thx.
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Stop SavRoam & Windows Firewall/ICS and try it again.

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still no go
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Ok...I have 1 last try. Close out of the Standalone tool. Open up Task Mgr on the computer you're running Converter from. Stop all vmware-converter.exe type processes. Reopen Converter, say 'Yes' to starting the VMware service. Go through the conversion process again and see if you can connect to the source XP box.
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If that doesn't work, my last suggestion is to either download Acronis True Image (trial) and make an image of your XP boxes, then use Converter to convert the image file; or, try Vizioncore's vConverter to see if that works.
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/?source=us_google&ad=ati&c=4963736417&k=true%20image&gclid=CJCY0eOBl6ICFRBsgwodkhe4Vw
http://www.vizioncore.com/products/vConverter/

~coolsport00

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=(  negative

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i knew i had besr in my back pocket but i didnt want to take it offline

oh well, sv2i image it is
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Are you using an admin account..meaning "Administrator"? Try a domain admin acct that isn't Administrator (just for kicks)....

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i'll at least give you thanks for helping me this far ;-)

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ive also tried another domain admin account and a different local admin account
I want to get clarity on this.
1. Is the vConverter locally installed on the Windows XP SP2 box ? (or)
2. Is it running from a remote Workstation ?
 

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vconverter is not installed locally
it's running from remote workstation.  tried my vcenter server and my laptop

it worked this morning when i took a besr v2i image - shutting down the machine is something i'd like to avoid
If it is feasbile, try installing vConverter directly on the Windows XP SP2 Host and try doing a P2V.

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yeah, i wanted to avoid installing software then having to uninstall.  looks like i'm working after hours so i can take these offline.
Make sure that only necessary services are running and disable any unwanted read / writes to the physical system.
Is this a VLK Edition or an OEM Edition of Windows XP SP2 Pro ?
The reason I am asking this question is you will have issues trying to convert an OEM Edition of Windows XP SP 2 Pro as once the P2V process is completed it would request for activtation when the Virtual Machine is powered on.
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Did you try my other suggestion (other than imaging)?...vConverter from Vizioncore? You never did say if you tried that solution...which would prevent you from having to take the source box down.

~coolsport00

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coolsport, i overlooked your vConverter from Vizioncore suggestion.  looks interesting, i'll give it a shot monday.  thanks.

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still not working, points awarded for your time

thanks
The Vizioncore ain't working too ?

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negative