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VMWARE converter copy the VMDK out to a local windows drive ?

can i use a vmware that is ruiing on a W2k8 server to write the VMDK files to a local drive and not to a  ESX server ??????
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Yes.

See the videos

New HD Video: Restore a Virtual Machine using the FREE VMware vCenter Converter to VMware vSphere 4.x, 5.0 ESXi 4.x, ESXi 5.0, ESX 4.0
http://andysworld.org.uk/2011/10/29/new-hd-video-restore-a-virtual-machine-using-the-free-vmware-vcenter-converter-to-vmware-vsphere-4x-50-esxi-4x-esxi-50-esx-40/

New HD Video: Backup VMware vSphere 4.x, 5.0 ESXi 4.x, ESXi 5.0, ESX 4.0 for FREE using VMware vCenter Converter
http://andysworld.org.uk/2011/10/29/new-hd-video-backup-vmware-vsphere-4x-50-esxi-4x-esxi-50-esx-40-for-free-using-vmware-vcenter-converter/

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What exactly are you trying to do here?
Use VMware converter to copy a server to a hard drive then restore it to bare metal?
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You can use VMware Converter as shown in the videos above to Convert/Export/Copy a VM direct to a disk, share, NAS, or direct to ESX.

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hanccoka I dont think he is using ESX or ESXi at all.

Or he is running vmware workstation that is running a 2008 server on top of it. And he wants to move that to another box....

Its all a little fuzzy.

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