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I had this question after viewing HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE to Hyper-V -  Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1.

What special considerations should I bear in mind for visualising 2 domain controllers using MVMC 3.1

There is no mention in the admin guide.
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Question by:Jerry Collins
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stop ALL the services before you start.

its recommended to create a new server, promote to domain controller, and transfer roles.
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by:Jerry Collins
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Thanks Andrew, just to be sure I understand.... It is possible to p2v a domain controller if all services are stopped during the transfer, but creating a new VM, promoting to DC. Then demoting the existing physical DCs, virtualising them, and then re-promoting them is better and safer?

Thanks - Jerry
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Thanks Andrew, just to be sure I understand.... It is possible to p2v a domain controller if all services are stopped during the transfer,

Yes it is possible.

but creating a new VM, promoting to DC. Then demoting the existing physical DCs, virtualising them, and then re-promoting them is better and safer?

this is safer.
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Thanks Andrew, will take the safest option!
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