virtual to physical

IS there any free tools or perhaps within Vmware Vcenter/Converter to take a golden VMDK image and deploy to a physical server

It will be a windows 2012 Server
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMware Converter, does Physical to Virtual conversions.

Virtual to Physical software, is often commercial software only, and not free.

Have you tried restoring a backup of Windows 2012 to the physical server ?

Acronis Restore with the Universal Restore option, will create a V2P, and is about the cheapest software.
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Evan HinesCommented:
yea I would definitely do it with windows backup if you are looking for free keep in mind you will need bootable windows server media and the right drivers for the system mainly storage and network.
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compdigit44Commented:
How many of the virtual to physical conversions are you looking to do? IF this is something our only going to do 2 - 3 times, take a full backup of the VM then do a full system restore to the target server after you laded down a base os...

If this is something you will be doing a lot of going forward you may want to look into using SCCM 2012 with OS deployment...
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