virtualize a new 2003 server on SBS 08

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i have a client on a sbs 08 box - it is has SAS drives, 20 gigs ram, etc. really powerfull server.  the client has a existing 03 term server that is its own domain.  it is sigmented to the 192.168.0.x while the rest of the domain (workers) are on 192.168.1.x   - they cannot communicate for security reasons, totally different ecosystems.

how can i get a vm of server 08 running on the sbs 08 box that is completely seperated?  i know i should have dropped it all on esx or a hyper v setup but it wasnt an option.  now sbs 08 is the host ---- can a vm w/ virtual pc work?  or even vmware?

i would like to do a fresh load of server 08 in a vm and then migrate the TS profiles over, etc.  they just use the TS for browsing, office stuff, etc. - very limited.  

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Fist off you cannot run Hyper-V on this
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2009/08/07/you-cannot-install-the-hyper-v-role-on-the-sbs-2008-primary-server.aspx

You could run it on VMware workstation or virtual box or something like that but I would not recommend it.
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You could use VMware Converter to complete a V2V copy, as long as your SBS is not OEM.

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so maybe if it is possible on my end the best solution would be to -----    image off the existing sbs 08 and then install a virtual host. then install sbs 08 as a vm and then server 08 as a vm and call it day?

both are seperate ecosystems with no ability to contact each other.

i would prefer to run something on the sbs 08 and then install the server 08 box  -  less labor and all...
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Using an application based hypervisor, type 2 would perform poor.

I would recommend HyperV or VMware Hypervisor (ESXi), but the latter only if your server is on the Hardware Compatibility List.
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What is your Hardware? What is the brand and model?

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