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P2V conversation for Hyper-V 2012R2 won't start

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I'm doing a P2V for Hyper-V 2012 R2 for the first time.  I've got a Windows Server 2008 R2 physical machine that I need to put on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V host.  I used the Windows Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3 to do it and everything went well according the converter program.  I went to power the machine up on the Hyper-V host and I got the following error message

An error occurred while attempting to start the selected virtual machines
"machine name" could not initialize
"machine name" could not create or access saved state file.....followed by a long .vsv file name.  

I'm attaching the error message.

I'm new to the P2V process for Hyper-V.  It looks like the problem is the vsv file mentioned is missing completely.  The bin file is also missing.  Any ideas on how to solve this problem

Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks very much.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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Try creating a new virtual machine using the VHD(x)'s
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by:SupermanTB
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Awarding points for effort.  I needed to solve the problem and opened up a case with Microsoft.  The problem was permissions on the folder where the bin & vsv files go.  Even though I was logged on as the local admin and the folder had full permissions for the local admin, local administrators and system, the Microsoft tech said sometimes they see this exact issue where the permissions are not applied.  He had to give full permissions to the everyone group to the folder and then the VM started up immediately.  Apparently those missing files are created when the VM starts.  It couldn't write to the folder to begin with due to the permissions issues, so those files never got created.  

Thanks very much for your reply.
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