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Windows 2003 Terminal Server SP 2 (x64) -Converting from Physical to Virtual Machine

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  • We are looking to convert our windows 2003 terminal server to virtual machine for testing purposes.  Is there anything we need to be aware of before we convert this machine?  The only concern I have is there are so many users that use this machine and we have have a number of applications installed so I don't know how the conversion could take.

    Monday, February 13, 2012 5:04 PM

Answers

  • If you are doing on-line P2V's make sure all of the VSS fixes are up to date on the 2003 Servers.


    Steve Thomas, Senior Consultant, Microsoft

    App-V/MED-V/SCVMM/Server App-V/MDOP/AppCompat

    http://blogs.technet.com/gladiatormsft/
    The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
    The MED-V Team Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv
    The SCVMM Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/

    “This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. User assumes all risks.”

    Sunday, July 15, 2012 4:23 PM
    Moderator
  • The TS licensing server will run fine as a VM, you can even P2V, so long as your do not have a OEM version or a copy that requires Activation.

    Also, if you are getting a ghost NIC, you can nuke it by adding an environment variable

    set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

    In the same cmd prompt... Run the device manager (start devmgmt.msc) and select View -> Show Hidden Devices.

    Now you should be able expand and see the disabled nic and remove it.

    Also you may consider that as I saw that before

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/270588


    Mohamed Fawzi | http://fawzi.wordpress.com

    Saturday, October 13, 2012 11:59 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • If you are doing on-line P2V's make sure all of the VSS fixes are up to date on the 2003 Servers.


    Steve Thomas, Senior Consultant, Microsoft

    App-V/MED-V/SCVMM/Server App-V/MDOP/AppCompat

    http://blogs.technet.com/gladiatormsft/
    The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
    The MED-V Team Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv
    The SCVMM Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/

    “This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. User assumes all risks.”

    Sunday, July 15, 2012 4:23 PM
    Moderator
  • The TS licensing server will run fine as a VM, you can even P2V, so long as your do not have a OEM version or a copy that requires Activation.

    Also, if you are getting a ghost NIC, you can nuke it by adding an environment variable

    set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

    In the same cmd prompt... Run the device manager (start devmgmt.msc) and select View -> Show Hidden Devices.

    Now you should be able expand and see the disabled nic and remove it.

    Also you may consider that as I saw that before

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/270588


    Mohamed Fawzi | http://fawzi.wordpress.com

    Saturday, October 13, 2012 11:59 AM
    Moderator
  • As this thread has been quiet for a while, we assume that the issue has been resolved. At this time, we will mark it

    as 'Answered' as the previous steps should be helpful for many similar scenarios.

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    Thanks!


    Mohamed Fawzi | http://fawzi.wordpress.com

    Saturday, October 13, 2012 11:59 AM
    Moderator