Wed, Nov 4 2009 21:13
P to Ving with the Sysinternals tool
Testing this out. Have a HP ML370G4 that has a physical install of SBS 2003 on a raid/hardware system. Have a HyperV on an HP ML370G6. In a test run (where I screwed up because I didn't understand that I needed to ensure I copied the VOLUME which included both an Exchange data drive and a data data drive) I booted up the resulting VHDs and they didn't BSOD with the move.
Mind you they had ghosted nics so that's to be totally expected, and easily removed from the machine and then a rerun of the CEICW and that box was basically a running system.
How to remove ghost nics on vmware machines that have been P2Ved « Ramblings of a semi sane person:
Step 1: Open up a command prompt
Step 2: Type – “SET DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1″ and hit
Step 3: Type – “START DEVMGMT.MSC” and hit
Step 4: Once the Device Manger opens to the “View” menu and select “Show Hidden Devices”. Expand the Network Interface portion of the device tree and you should be able to remove the phantom NIC.
I'm doing it again as I need the second volume copied, and it will want reactivation in three days because I just ripped it off the hardware it was tied to, but it appears to do a physical to virtual without causing a bsod. I'll do a longer blog post explaining the process tomorrow.
The other thing you can use this for (assuming the proper XP movable licenses) is that you can PtoV and make a real XP that XP Mode underneath that Windows 7. Kinda kewl huh?
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