3 attempts now - losing sleep and patience on this one!
P2V a SBS2003 box using vmware converter
The conversion goes fine.
First boot is a little slow, but not unusual. install vmware tools, restart.
looooong time to boot. tons of "application failed to initialize (0xc0000142)" errors.
Tried non-destructive windows repair. no luck.
selected option to install vmware tools during conversion.
first boot is ok, installed tools ok, then restart.
restarts ok, long wait at "preparing network"
i noticed that the nic is in error in device manager.
shut down, change guest type to 2003 enterprise 64-bit - add nic. type is e1000.
30 minutes to boot.
profile error at logon - same "application failed to initialize" messages.
log off/on as different user.
it's been 20 minutes at "applying personal settings".