p2v of win 2k3 sbs for hyper-v
Posted on 2012-09-07
I have a win 2k3 sbs SP2 standalone server that i'd like to virtualize on new hardware.
The server runs AD, DHCP, TIME, DNS and some local programs. It is the only domain controller.
I know there are big concerns with migrating Domain Controllers to virtual so want to be sure.
I have a pretty small network (10 computers or so).
My plan is to do the following.
1. Turn off every computer in the office
2. Use Microsoft disk2vhd tool to make a vhd of the server
3. Turn on the new virtualization server and create the new VM from the VHD
4. start up the office computers (but don't startup the old server)
Is there anything special that I have to do to the original server before running the disk2vhd? I have successfully done it once and it started up fine in the new VM hardware (minus a network connection to avoid conflicts) so it would seem not.
Would there be any potential problems if the new server that is hosting the VMs was initially joined to the domain? I'm just picturing issues that may arise from the host server authenticating to one of it's VMs.
Thanks in advance for your help!