I want to P2V a DC from a secondary site at a single Forest

I have a single domain with a secondary site connected via T1 line. I have 2 domain controllers at the primary site and a domain controller at the secondary site. The secondary site DC is running DHCP and DNS for VoIP and PC's. My connectivity is T1 line from primary to secondary. My primary is in the 10.x.x.x while my secondary site is 192.x.x.x. My primary site is all VM while my secondary is Physical, how can I virtualize my secondary site DC???
paco1969Network/Systems AdministratorAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It is possible to perform a P2V, but it's Best Practice and Recommended, just to create a new Virtual Server, and promote it to a DC.

if you want to P2V, I assume for Hyper-V, see my EE Articles

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Joseph DalyCommented:
Don't P2V the server. Create a new server, join it to the domain and then go through the DCpromo process. It will take almost the same amount of time and be much safer.
paco1969Network/Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I forgot t add that I am on vmware
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
As already stated you can run into USN (update sequence Number) Roll back if you P2V and restore the domain controller. The only TRUE way to clone a server is in Windows Server 2012 and there are limitations. They can be found at the following link below. However, if you are not on 2012 then you are out of luck and you will need to create a new DC from scratch which does not take long.

You can do the complete transition without down time.

paco1969Network/Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thank you Andrew, Will and Joseph for your great ideas, I will take them in consideration
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