P2V Exchange server 2003 to HOST

I want to P2V (online) my Exchange server 2003 using VMM2012 to HOST (Server 2012. I read a lot information about it. I installed VMM 2012. Last step is just start migration.
My main question is what services should be off. What services I should leave on??? My Mail server should be running. I can't turn it off.
If some body can make like a list...would be very thankful.
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Syed Mutahir AliConnect With a Mentor Technology ConsultantCommented:
Stopping all exchange services will be a wise decision while p2v ... However people have reported doing it live with 2007. I have done p2v of 2003 exchange and later versions with services stopped .... They came up fine once done.

What u can test is to do a live p2v but select "do not power off the source " that is ur production exchange and make sure you don't connect your virtual test exchange to your production virtual network ... Make it a mmember of.test network ...

You would need a test dc to talk to exchange after conversion.

This is a test am suggesting to check if p2v of a live will go without a problem ... Or if u can stop services that will be the safest option .
Syed Mutahir AliTechnology ConsultantCommented:

Above link lists the pre - reqs which you can check to ensure it goes without a problem.
Syed Mutahir AliTechnology ConsultantCommented:
Do read this too ... http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverhyperv/thread/3bfd879b-826f-46d8-931b-614dc05e6b28

I would suggest to do a test p2v first ... To.ensure it will work ...
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ergo6aAuthor Commented:
is it possible to get a list what services should be off.???
ergo6aAuthor Commented:
What about HP services
Syed Mutahir AliTechnology ConsultantCommented:
I think - as I have said - do a test conversion in a isolated network with the following :

P2V a Production DC > into the TEST NETWORK with no access whatsoever to your production

P2V Exchange 2003 > into the TEST Network with no access whatsoever to your production

You can try with services ON first and see if they don't obstruct - as I am recommending a test.

Make sure "When P2V via VMM - You dont check the option to POWER OFF the Phsyical / Original / Production Box / Source .. as you will be P2V'ing to a TEST Network.

Hope that Helps
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