P2V Problems with 2008Server

On a 2012 Server I used the MVMC 3.1 tool to convert a Physical 2008 Server machine (NOT R2) to a VM in Hyper-V.  At first the conversion seemed to work perfectly.  I followed Andrew Hancock's Article:  http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/17461/HOW-TO-Convert-a-physical-server-or-virtual-server-P2V-V2V-to-Microsoft-Hyper-V-using-Microsoft-Virtual-Machine-Converter-3-1.html

The Mouse, Keyboard and Network Access was working, until......... I rebooted the VM.   I would then loose Mouse function.  When clicking into the VM I would get "Mouse Not Captured In Remote Desktop Session"?  The keyboard would still work just fine?

I tried installing Integration Services from Host on Guest VM but when I did and rebooted the VM, I would only get a BSOD and endless rebooting on the guest machine.

I have tried the conversion twice and still would get the same results....?  Everything works on the VM until the first reboot.

Please help!
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Make sure to remove any hardware drivers prior to running the P2V.

Then, boot into Safe Mode and remove any references to old hardware (our blog post).
Anand PandyaCommented:
Just give one more try with above steps and do one thing....
Only select the C: Drive i.e. operating system drive and convert it.
For other drives on your physical server, you can use Microsoft disk2vhd tool and attach it later to the new converted VM.
Remove all the Disk attached to the physical server, in case it is vmware VM then remove vmware tools from vm before converting.
Mouse and other features for taking console will only work on Hyper V VM after installation of integration services.

Hope this works.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Remove all the phantom and hidden devices.

if you look at my EE Article here, there is a script which will do it for you...


Ignore the VMware references, look at the articles, and there are links for the scripts, these will work with all VMs, and OS.

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Kamal KhaleefaInformation Security SpecialistCommented:
please check your OS Version and follow this article
2008 without sp2 is not supported unless it has  KB950050 (Hyper-V V1 RTM)

April33Author Commented:
Andrew Hancock:  Sorry I checked your Article but I do not see the links to the scripts your are referencing?
Where are they?

King2002: The Physical Server is 2008 SP2
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
April33Author Commented:
The downloads are not working :-(
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I'll take that up with Experts Exchange, because that's where the files are hosted!
ANUPKUMAR NAIRManager IT InfrastructureCommented:
Boot to safemode remove all the obsolete devices from device manager, rescan the system for new hardware & further to the restart it should work. after the reboot make sure that the vmware tools are installed & running.
April33Author Commented:
The 2008 Server also had Hyper-V installed.  While cleaning up Physical Server of unneeded Hardware Drivers and Programs prior to migration, I removed Hyper-V as well.

To be double safe I also ran a System File Checker and Check Disk prior to conversion.

After the migration and prior to rebooting the newly converted 2008 Server VirtualMachine, I unhid all devices under device manager and removed the ghost one.

This proved to be the winning combination.

Thanks Experts!
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