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When i begin the conversion with VMware Converter, it goes throug all of the steps and then fails with

A general system error occured:  unknown internal error
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by:John Hurst
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What version of Converter and what operating system are you trying to convert?  VMware Converter has a limit on how far back you can go.

Also the machine to be converted has to be working well.
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by:Jack_son_
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Its a 2003 OS but the converter is Standalone 5.5.3.  The machine is working
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by:John Hurst
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That combination should work. Try shutting down the server, starting it back up and then converting again.  I am not sure how you would track down the "internal error". Please look in the Event Log around the time of the failed conversion.
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Ok, i will check into the logs
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Is it just 2003 ?

Because ONLY Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit) is SUPPORTED! on 5.5.3!

Converter logs would be helpful...

see my EE Article

HOW TO: FAQ VMware P2V Troubleshooting

Do you have converter installed on the server to be converted ?
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its sp1
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R2 SP1 ?

Not supported.... I would try an earlier version.
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