Will a Server 2003 Forefront security server run successfully after it has been migrated from Microsoft Virtual Machine Remote Control Client Plus on Server 2003 SBS in a Server 2008 Hyper-V machine?

Will a Server 2003 Forefront security server run successfully after it has been migrated from Microsoft Virtual Machine Remote Control Client Plus on Server 2003 SBS in a Server 2008 Hyper-V machine?

I had a Server 2003 virtual machine running within Microsoft Virtual Machine Remote Control Client Plus on a Server 2003 Small Business Server machine that I will be importing into a Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V machine.

Everything within this Server 2003 Forefront security server will remain exactly the same (such as the server’s IP address, host name, Forefront management console, and all other Server configuration settings and features).

Will This Server 2003 Forefront security server be able to operate and administer all of the Hyper-V clients on the Microsoft network successfully after it has been migrated from the Server 2003 Small Business Server into the Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V machine?

Or what other types of further customizations or modifications will I need to make on this Server 2003 Forefront server for it to be able to continue to run and properly administer the Forefront client computers on the new Server 2008 R2 network?

This network was recently migrated from being a Server 2003 Small Business Server network to being a Server 2008 R2 network that has five Hyper-V virtual machines that each hosts a different role (such as Active Directory, Exchange Server, File Server, print server, remote access server, etc.)
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pwindellCommented:
This network was recently migrated from being a Server 2003 Small Business Server network to being a Server 2008 R2 network that has five Hyper-V virtual machines that each hosts a different role (such as Active Directory, Exchange Server, File Server, print server, remote access server, etc.)

Make sure that one DC (preferably the one with the PDC FSMO Role) remains a physical machine and not a VM.  The rest can be VMs.
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Mohamed KhairyEnterprise Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Dont worry, every thing will working normally but you will need to uninstall the Microsoft Virtual Machine accessibility drivers/software and then install the Hyper-V accessibility drivers/software becaause Hyper-V drivers/software will not install OVER the Virtual Server software, which is why you must uninstall it first.

Once you install the Hyper-V software, it will install a new HAL, reboot, then install the new drivers for the network, video and sound devices after that you might need to reactivate your Microsoft OS because of a significant hardware change visible to the VM.

Here are a links that will show you a step by step on how to migrate:

Virtual server to Hyper-V:

http://www.groovypost.com/howto/microsoft/windows-server/migrate-microsoft-virtual-server-2005-r2-vm-to-windows-server-2008-hyper-v/

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd296684(WS.10).aspx

Virtual PC to hyper-V:

http://elmajdal.net/win2k8/migrate_a_virtual_machine_created_with_virtual_pc_2007_to_hyper-v.aspx

Regards,
MKhairy



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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Does anyone else have any further comments, suggestions, instructions, or knowledge base articles?
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Mohamed KhairyEnterprise Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Do you have any other questions or something that need more explainations so that we can help?
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