I have server 2008 R2 Hyper V host and running a secondary domain controller (no FSMO roles) running in virtual environment. Guest OS is also Server 2008 R2, now I have new physical host, running Server 2012 R2 and wanted to move this DC. Normally to move any guest VM, in simple server 2012 server, I could have shutdown the VM, exported it and copied exported folder to new host and then imported in new host. In Server 2012 R2, import is not working,, I get the message no files found (to import), why is that??
Secondly I tried, creating a new generation ONE guest machine in Server 2012 R2 and attached the disk of 2008 R2 DC , it did work, upgraded guest integrations etc.. the moment I connected the this VM to the network (after shutting down) same VM on Server 2008 R2 (old) host, all hell broke loose , net logon service paused, time services stopped and I started getting database not found errors in AD replication. Please treat me like a beginner and novice and tell me what can be done .. At this time I restarted old VM, and everything is back to normal.