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Renaming VMWare VM files via Cold Migration

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I renamed a few Windows servers that run in our VMWare vSphere 5 environment, and I renamed them in VMWare as well.  I wanted to rename the folder and files as well to match th new name.  I followed this VMWare article:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1029513

It claims that if you do a cold migration then VMWare will rename your files for you to match the machine name you've given.  I tried this and it did not rename any of them.  So then I tried the  manual method they list, but when I try to rename the vmdk file I get an error stating that the vmdk file I'm using is not a virtual disk file.
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