server 200 to vhd (Hyper V)

what is considered the best most reliable way to convert a 2000 box? physical to virtual?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You could try Disk2VHD

But you would have to test, because I think it relies on VSS, and there was no VSS in Windows 2000.

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Download the System Center Virtual Machine Manager VHD trial and run it under Hyper-V. Use it to convert your windows server to a VM.

Standard recommendation to look at getting off Windows 2000 or keep it off any and all networks because it has scores of unpatched, actively exploited vulnerabilities applies.
Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
You can skip the Disk2VHD tool; it is not supported under Windows 2000. Try one of the other suggested tools (or all of them).

You could also try Symantec System Recovery Server Edition:

However, be prepared to troubleshoot issues with driver for an old SCSI controller, if the physical server has one. It could be even impossible to perform the conversion.

If neither of above tools works you could consider upgrading the physical server to Windows 2003 before performing P2V conversion.
SCVMM 2008 has two option. Online P2V and offline P2V. Online P2V requires VSS, therefore you would have to do an offline P2V in your case.
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