Friday, October 10, 2008 8:28 PMWondering how to change your VS/VPC VM hard drive config from SCSI to IDE (because once you move it to Hyper-V, you cannot boot from SCSI)?
Friday, October 10, 2008 8:29 PM'==========================================================================
' VBScript Source File -- Created with SAPIEN Technologies PrimalScript 4.1
' AUTHOR: richardCarpenter , Microsoft Corp
' DATE : 9/21/2008
' COMMENT: checks the disk adapters and type and if it is SCSI it changes
' the type to IDE
'On Error Resume Next
Set objVS = CreateObject("VirtualServer.Application")
set colVMs = objVS.VirtualMachines
set colArgs = wscript.Arguments
id = 0
For Each objVM in colVMs
If objVM.Name = colArgs.item(0) then
set hdskConnections = objVM.HardDiskConnections
For Each objhdskconnection In hdskConnections
set objHardDisk = objhdskconnection.HardDisk
strFile = objHardDisk.File
wscript.echo "VM Disk File" & strfile
If objhdskconnection.BusType = 1 Then
rtn = objhdskconnection.SetBusLocation (0,0,id)
id = id+1
- Marked As Answer by tonyso Friday, October 10, 2008 8:29 PM
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:59 PM??
Where do you run this script? In each VM?
Can't you just change the virtual machines from SCSI to IDE using options in Virtual Server or VMM 2005 instead?
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 5:26 PMIs there anyone here?
There is just code pasted into the answer with no explanation.
Do you run this script from inside each guest VM's OS?
- Proposed As Answer by Roy Chastain Sunday, March 04, 2012 2:26 PM
Friday, June 19, 2009 6:26 PM
Run the script on the Virtual Server machine before you perform the Copy to the new target host.
- Proposed As Answer by tonysoper_MSFT Friday, June 19, 2009 6:26 PM
Friday, June 19, 2009 6:42 PMDo you have to somehow point it to the directory containing the vhds and specify which vms to check?
Friday, June 19, 2009 7:33 PM
This script is pulling from the virtual server configuration information through COM and makes the changes to each VM configuration file using the COM interface to change from SCSI to IDE interface.
As necessary background you should read up on VM migration: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Search/en-US/?query=vm%20migration&ac=8
You must to start up each VM and remove the VM add-ins before running this script.
An issue you might run into is with the HAL, because hardware platforms presents a different Hardware virtualization configuration than Hyper-V does, so the machine may not boot up correctly on the target host. To work around this you must make a change to the boot settings, using MSConfig.exe:
1. To do this, click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.
2. Click the Boot tab, and then click Advanced options.
3. Select the Detect HAL check box, click OK, and then restart the virtual machine
- Proposed As Answer by tonysoper_MSFT Friday, June 19, 2009 7:39 PM
Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:47 AMHi Tony,
I'm newbie in scripting. I cannot run the script on Windows 2000 Machines. The system reports ChgVMSCSI_IDE.vbs(28,1) Microsoft VBScript runtime error: ActiveX component can't create object: 'VirtualServer.Application'
Can the SCSI device of the Windows 2000 VM be changed?
Thursday, November 26, 2009 3:07 PMThanks for the script tony, its greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, I'm having an issue trying to run it. I get a "subscript out of range error" on line 36 char 5. Does anyone have any ideas why?
Thursday, November 26, 2009 5:18 PMChecking with script author...will report back as soon as I have an answer or suggestion for you.
Thursday, November 26, 2009 6:25 PMUgh... nevermind. Its a simple thing that a noob like me can't figure out - this is designed to be run on the virtual server host at a command prompt with the targeted virtual guest machine name listed.eg. - c:\VM_SCSItoIDE.vbs TestMachineIts that flippin simple. For any other noob trying to do this, thats how you do it.Edit - the server name is CaSe SeNsItIvE...TestMachine is not testMachine.
- Marked As Answer by tonyso Thursday, November 26, 2009 10:30 PM
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 8:32 AM
I have tried the script but I have an error message
On the hot server, command prompt, c:\VM_SCSItoIDE.vbs MACHINE
A message box appear with VM Disk File D:\DATA\Machines_Virtuelles\INTERNES\MACHINE\MACHINE.vhd
A second message box appear with an error :
line 43, caract 13, the operation failed. the bus location is already in use, code A0040503, source null
The VM additions have been uninstalled and the machine is well stopped
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 9:24 AMThe reason was that the prior ide canal 0 was used by the CD/DVD