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VMware guest OS server move

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I have to move a Windows 2003 server running on ESX4.1u1 and need to move it to another physical server that is running an older version of VMware (help>Host OS version: (null) 6.0.6001 SP1) on a Windows 2008 server. I tried to simply copy the vmdk file to the older server but received errors. Can anyone help me with how to move the guest OS to an older VMware version?


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you will have to power off the guest, or if you have VMotion use that
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Enough bread crumbs to manage my unique move.
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