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VMware converter for windows 2000 server SP4

Hello, I have an old Windows 2000 server that I would like to convert to a VM and move to our VMware 5.5 environment. I was reading that the new version of Converter is not compatible with 2000. Is there a workaround or way to get a Windows 2000 Server SP4 box P2V'd?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Jharrisonsnbs
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RaithZCommented:
You can use an older version of VMWare converter as long as the version of VMware you are running supports the OS and the version of VM Hardware that the VMWare converter supports.  

What is your VMware ESX server version? 4? 5?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
see Questions in my FAQ!

HOW TO: FAQ VMware P2V Troubleshooting

You will need Converter Standalone 4.0.

This is important that it is 4.0 or lower, later versions have the support removed for Windows 2000.

It also must be Windows 2000 SP4.

The biggest issue, is VMware have now removbed 4.0 from their site, they only have the 4.3 download available.
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RaithZCommented:
It looks like you can download 4.0.1 here:  https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details/converter401/dGhiZHRwaGJ0QGg=

This still lists support for Windows 2000 SP4 like 4.0 does.
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JharrisonsnbsAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much for the help and link, guys!
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