Can SBS 2008 boot without a NIC / IP

Hello Experts,

I have done a P2V of SBS 2008 and trying to boot into Hypervisor.
The problem is when i boot it into safe mode + networking at logon prompt it gives below error.
An attempt was made to logon, but the network logon service was not
started.
during P2V process the NIC is changed so I guess the new Intel NIC  is not going to recognised by the OS until PnP manager detects it (After logon).
I am stuck at this point. How can we fix this problem.
Any thoughts would be appreciated .

Thank you.


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subhashchyAsked:
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murgroupCommented:
What Hypervisor are you using? Did you let it boot into Windows and try login? It will take a long time but should come up and let you login. Then install the VM support tools .

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subhashchyAuthor Commented:
its virtual box .It comes up to "Login screen" and then when entering credentilas it says above mentioned error (In safe mode with networking)
murgroupCommented:
Did you check the Microsoft website for compatibility? Though it might run on virual box I don't think it's optimal. Hyper-v R2 or VMWare Esxi 4 would be optimal for OS and exchange support.

http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/31355.aspx

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Virtualization/Q_26820297.html
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subhashchyAuthor Commented:
I appreciate the links and effort you put in for this problem.However we have ran some SBS 2008 servers on VBOX and those ran not much good but OK.

any thoughts ?
MarinertekCommented:
Did your verify that your virtual box virtual machine meets the bare minimum SBS 2008 requirements?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc527594(WS.10).aspx

Also is your host 64 bit or 32 bit (SBS 2008 must be 64 bit) and is virtualization technology enabled in your BIOS?

When you P2V'd what program did you use?
subhashchyAuthor Commented:
Yes, I did and verify that the VM configuration meets minimum requirments.

Its 64 Bit Host with 16 gigs of Memory and Processor Extension is enabled from BIOS.

Its Our Internal Apps for P2Ving and it works, I did tested P2V program on other SBS 2008 servers and it works fine.



subhashchyAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys for your answers.. From my client's side this case is closed so closing here as well.
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