migrating 2003 server to Hyper V

I have a 2003 server that we have been using for years. I want to migrate it to a virtualized server in 2008. Can someone please provide step by step instructions for this? Thanks
Thomas NSystems Analyst - Windows System AdministratorAsked:
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Mike KlineCommented:
Do you already have the Hyper-V infrastructure built or are you starting from scratch with everything?

Thanks

Mike
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Kruno DžoićSystem EngineerCommented:
you want to create virtual server from that 2003 or you want to migrate all data to virtual 2008 server?

if you want to create virtual server from 2003 physical machine

read this: http://xyfon.com/tech-tips/convert-physical-machine-hyper-v-virtual-machine-p2v/

when I do stuff like that i first stop all services ( like SQL... )
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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Thomas NSystems Analyst - Windows System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Im not quite sure what you mean by already having a Hyper V infrastructure? I have servers that are in Hyper-V. I even have a 2003 server as a Hyper V server.
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Mike KlineCommented:
You could upgrade it to 2008 then go through a P2V and vitualize it.  What roles does the server have on it?  Is it a domain controller/ file server/something else?

Thanks

Mike
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