I'd appreciate a frank and open word on VMware vCenter Converter Standalone.
I've used it many times to convert easy small servers or workstations before. I never managed to successfully convert any kind of a "real" machine online. The only thing that I got were these "Unknown exception" messages and nothing to go by in search for the problem.
Right now I am trying to convert a Windows Server 2008 (R1) 64bit terminalserver running converter on a Win7 x64 within a virtual machine on the ESXi 5.0 that is also target for the conversion.
Is this something even worth trying, or should I go straight to creating an image and converting from there the way I've done it before?