I was able to use the VMware converter to correctly reduce the size of a Test VM. I received some good advice from a previous question: http://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28693120/How-to-shrink-space-on-a-Virtual-Machine's-hard-drive.html
I was a little surprised that the process actually created a new VM instead of actually reducing the hard drive size the already existing VM. But it worked.
I think this process is very similar to restoring a VM from VEEAM or any other backup software; but, with the converter one may reduce/increase the size of the VM in the process. I am concerned about using this process on 2 of the 3 Virtual Machines that I want to reduce the size of the Data Drives (not the C:\Drive - OS). The 3 Virtual Servers that I want to reduce the data drives for are:
1. Active Directory/DNS/Global Catalog Virtual Server
2. Exchange Server
3. File Server
According to http://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28693120/How-to-shrink-space-on-a-Virtual-Machine's-hard-drive.html
one should power down the AD and Exchange Virtual Servers and run the converter.
Is there anything else to be concerned about? What if I bring up the new Servers and they do not quire work correctly? Can I power down the new servers and bring up the original ones? I would think that would be alright for the Exchange Server; but, not the Active Directory server.