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Windwows 2000 PV2 utility

Posted on 2011-03-03
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I have a windows 2000 server that I need to do a P2V.
Disk2VHD is not compatible with Windows 2000, are there any other free utilities that will convert a windows 2000 server to a .VHD file for Hyper-V?
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by:Gunter17
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http://blogs.technet.com/b/pfe-ireland/archive/2009/04/06/scvmm-p2v.aspx

SCVMM 2008 can do this, given Server 2000 minimum requirements of SP4 and 512mb RAM.
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by:ie0
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Gunter,
 SCVMM is a fair expensive application, are the any free of cheaper ones?
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by:Gunter17
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You may be able to use XenConvert..

Worst case scenario do a full ntbackup of the machine, and do a base install on the target VM then restore over top of the new install (make sure it is the same SP)
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by:schwabdale
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You could try to image the machine using ghost or driveimagexml. Then create the base virtual machine then install the image to the virtual hard drive.
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by:noxcho
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Is this true Windows 2000 installation or upgrade from NT to 2000?
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Nox, it is a full Win 2000 (not an upgrade from NT).
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Give a try to this tool: http://www.paragon-software.com/business/vm-corporate/
I have migrated many machines with it. And had problems only with 2000 Server that was upgraded from NT to 2K.
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