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Hello

I have a query about P2V of a 2008 R2 server.
OS is running on Dell PowerEdge, is a member of Active directory as a client server, runs DHCP, Print and file services. Does not have any Active Directory role ( is not a PDC, BDC or global catalogue etc ), juts a member server of AD.

Destination hardware after P2V with DISK2vhd or ImageX is an IBM xServer.

I am OK with the P2V of OS, my question is; I have not done this before with a Active directory member server before, will being an AD member server cause any issues here? Can the P2V process work with out screwing up AD SID's and any other identities or authorization this member / AD relationship has?

Thanks in advance.
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It shouldn't cause any issues with SIDs or AD. We have P2Vd DCs too. (original was wiped never to come back online)

Thanks

Mike
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One last question, how about server license key, I have only done this in a  VLK / SPLA licensed environment before. Server is not licensed with VLK / SPLA key, will server require reactivations fro MS license?

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If the Server License is OEM, it's technically not transferable, and will require re-activation on the VM.

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) versions

Note: Physical-to-virtual hard drive migration of a Windows installation is a valid function for customers with Software Assurance and full retail copies of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Software Assurance provides users valuable benefits—please contact Microsoft Corporation for further information. Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 installed by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) using OEM versions of these products may not be transferred to a virtual hard drive in accordance with Microsoft licensing terms.

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/A_3721-Can-I-transfer-my-OEM-version-of-Windows-to-another-PC.html
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