Convert hyper-v image to VMware server

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I have a sysprep image of a windows 2016 server from hyper-v, how can I convert it so that I can launch a new server in VMware? Is there anyway to do it without using console or less console?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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An image is not very helpful, you will need to convert a Hyper-V Virtual Machine using VMware Converter.

The easiest method to do this would be to install the VMware Converter software on the VM.

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Hi! Andrew,

My image is in a vhdx extension, must i convert it to a vhd extension before I can convert it using VMware Converter?
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You need to install VMware Converter in the VM and have it running, or have the VM running on Hyper-V server, for VMware Converter to convert.

You cannot just convert a FILE to a VM using VMware Converter.
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HI! Andrew,

I got it.

The new VMware server is using the converted image from the Hyper-V.

Is there a way to remove the Ctrl + Alt option so that I do not have to press it in order to move out my mouse cursor?
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Have you installed VMware Tools ?
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Hi! Andrew,

Yes I have and it resolved that release cursor issue.

Another question.

This image is taken from a Hyper-V server and now I used it for an ESX server.

My boss told me to remove the Hyper-V integration services as this is running on an ESX server.

Where do I find if the Hyper-V services were installed in the first place?
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Add/Remove Programs...

if the OS is modern and new they are included with the OS...

so just stop the services
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Hi! Andrew,

In Windows 2016, I saw it in the services and as you have said, I have disabled them.

Thanks.
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All done then!
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Yup

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