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Trouble Coverting VMWare VM to Hyper V VHD using Virtual Machine Converter

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  • I am trying to convert a VMware based VM (Server 2008 R2) to a Hyper V VM.  The Hyper V Server is 2012.  The problem is that when I create the SMB share, I get an error when trying to add Full Access permissions.  The Hyper V Server is by definition in a workgroup but all the instructions seem to based on Hyper V being a role in Windows Server and assume a domain configuration.

      When I use the VMware plugin, I get the same error indicating that there are no write permissions on the SMB folder.  The help message suggests that the problem is that the two machines are in different domains and this should be addressed.

    Is there a way to address this Workgoup issue in Hyper V Server 2012 where I can add the required write permissions?  Can I just use a location on the same machine as the source VM and and then manually copy from there?

      I do not have SCVMM and I am aware that I could just rebuild the machines and port data over but that is onerous.

    Thursday, December 19, 2013 11:44 PM

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