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Move SBS2003 VM to new ESXI Datastore using ShadowProtect Image

Hello Experts,
I need to move an SBS2003 VM to a new datastore on an ESXI server but I only have a small window of time in order to do so. The VM is about 225 GB and using VMware Convertor will not covert it fast enough for me so I would like instead to restore an image of the server drives I have taken using StorageCraft Shadowprotect to a new VM I have created in the new datastore. On the new VM, I noticed ESXI won't allow me to set the same MAC address as the orginal VM. ESXI gives me the message: "Mac address you entered is not in the valid range". What can I do about this? Besides the MAC address, are there anything else I will need to update on the new VM once I recover the image of the old VM to it?
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
You don't need to use the same mac address unless you have specific hardware requirements such as an application that is licenses by MAC.  As long as you put the same IP on the VM you should be ok.    If you need to use the same mac w can spoof it, just let me know and I'll ge the directions for you.  

You will also need your licenses to re-register the SBS licenses on new hardware.  You should also remove any hardware specific applications such as HP or Dell tools, etc..
JohnnyD74Author Commented:
Thank you very much paulsolov. I am just finishing up the server now.
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