I moved the storage for a VM to a new location by powering off the VM and copying the vhd files in the command line, as documented here,
I then created a new VM and attached the storage. It booted fine and I verified that everything was functioning. I then enabled the virtual adapter to put the machine on the network. It now boots to windows and hangs at 'Applying settings'.
The other issue I have with this migration is that hyper v manager authenticates to the host computer with AD credentials,. The DC is the vm that I am moving, and when it is offline, hyper v manager cannot connect to the host computer, saying 'RDP service unavailable'. I do not see the option to authenticate with local credentials, except for one time when the credentials window popped up and I was able to connect.
So I shut down services, and reconnected the physical sbs2003 machine to the LAN to be able to work on the VM's
The main issue is that the SBS2003 vm is hanging when it is applying its settings, is there any way to salvage the VM or get the associated vhd's to work, so the migration can be completed?