Convert ESXi to Hyper-V problems. MVMC 3.0 failes becaus of free version of Esxi

Have a Esxi 4.1 server (free version) with 2 VM's.
Tried to use MVMC 3.0 that seemd to work fine until it started the process and failed as described here:
Tried to download the vmdk's and convert them to VHDX with powershell commands, One of two servers came up ok, the other BSOD..

So will try again tonight and need help..
KB from MS suggest to install a vCenter server to manage the Esxi server, and that would make MVMC work, wich would be the easiest road..
But can I download a trial, install that on the Hyper-V host (destination server) and what should I download. Been browsing and nothing sticks out..

If I have to download and convert with powershell commands again, I guess I'll better uninstall vmware tools first. Maybe that's why one of the serveres BSOD on me.?

Se that the VM's on the ESXi host have SCSI controllers, while on the Hyper-v disks are set ut with IDE controllers.
One server, as said boots fine. the other starts to load windows server (2008) and then BSOD.
Tried to add disk with a SCSI controller, but then it did not find a boot partition.

Tried o add a smal IDE disk to the vmware VM, to add a IDE driver, in case that's the culprint, but only have SCSI as a choice..

Any help\ suggestions are highly welcomed.
Parden my english typos,
Tore JacobsenSystem adminstratorAsked:
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Tore JacobsenSystem adminstratorAuthor Commented:
Or maybe I can just add a licens \ change from the free version to a licened ESXi server (have one not in use anymore)
Think MVMC3.0 can manage then? And if sa, how do I go about doing that?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
vCenter Server download trial is here...

that's a lot of work installing vCenter Server, just for conversion.

However, you will *NOT* be able to add a FREE version of ESXi to vCenter Server.
Tore JacobsenSystem adminstratorAuthor Commented:
Anybody know if MVMC3.0 would work against a licenced verson of ESXi, or if it's has to be a vCenter server to.
Just not a free version of ESXi
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
This support article from Microsoft states:-

This error occurs if the ESXi server is not associated with a vCenter server. The VMWare ESXi SDK service does not allow write operations without a vCenter server.


To resolve this problem, you must install and configure a VMWare vCenter server to manage the source ESXi server.

Cheapest version of VMware vSphere Essentials is $700, which includes vCenter Server!
Tore JacobsenSystem adminstratorAuthor Commented:
Any ideas of why one of two servers will BSOD after conversion from VMDK to VHDX. using powershell command? And what to do diffrent when I wil try again tonight?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
They've not been converted, and the storage controller is missing in the hardware.

what is the BSOD stop code ?
Tore JacobsenSystem adminstratorAuthor Commented:
Not converted? Powershell comand goes fine. VHDX created and mounts. Windows starts to load (see progress bar) , but one crashes. See just BSOD for a fraction of a second.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
BSOD Stop Code would be useful, usually a BSOD is incorrect storage controller.

Have you tried VMDK to VHD converter by Starwind ?
Tore JacobsenSystem adminstratorAuthor Commented:
BSOD stop: c00002e2 directoryservice could not start¨
A Device Attached to the system is not functioning
Error status :0xc0000001
This after another 5 hours coping and converting ...
Tore JacobsenSystem adminstratorAuthor Commented:
Bootet into DSRM (F8), and renamed *.log files til old and booted fine..

Now I can't get Integrated services install before SP2 are installed..
And Windows update are not working on either server (booth win 2008, not R2)
Click check for updates and nothing happens, services are running.
Any ideas?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What server is this ?
Tore JacobsenSystem adminstratorAuthor Commented:
deleted edb.log and got windows update to work again. And then I could install integrated services..

murphys law at it's best..
Tore JacobsenSystem adminstratorAuthor Commented:
found solution
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