I want to move an old 2003 server over to an 2008 SP2 server virtualized

I have a MS 2008 server that I want to use some of the space for virtualization but I need to copy the old server to it and have the same IP address. Is this possible and how to accomplish this.

Scott
srkendall1Asked:
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
You can convert the Windows 2003 server to a VHD and then mount it as a VM on your Windows 2008 server. You do need to have a utility like Disk2VHD to do this, though. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415.aspx has some info on that utility. There are others available but I don't have any experience with them.Also note that if your 2003 server is running heavily integrated AD functions (Domain Controller or Exchange) it may cause some problems if you do this.
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mrroonieCommented:
it is possible, as i have done it using Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 IDR (intelligent disaster recovery) - this gives you the option to restore to different hardware. I believe Acronis is capable of doing it as well. the acronis trial doesn't give you the option to restore to different hardware and i already used backup exec as a backup system so i bought the IDR addon for it. worked like a charm - restored in about one and a half hours. unfortunately neither of these options is cheap, let alone free. don't know if you can get the IDR on a trial of backup exec or not - may be worth a look
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srkendall1Author Commented:
What about the IP address. I cannot find where I can add the old IP address to the new virtual server.

Scott
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
The IP address should be brought over in the transition. The VM IP Address isn't controlled through the HyperV console, but in the OS of the VM itself.
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