Want to Convert Windows server 2008 SBS Domain controller server to Hyper-V RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I have Windows 2008 SBS Server working as DC and Exchange server 2007 role as Server h/w warranty expire and we want to move the Physical server to Virtual (Hyper-v)

    What are the consequences if I convert Physical to Virtual (P2V) method, specially the physical server holds the role of DC and Exchange.

    Is there any alternative solution for migration.

    Appreciate your reply here.



    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 1:57 AM

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  • I've had many successful P2V (physical to virtual) conversions using both SCVMM and Microsoft's free P2V utility.  Often times conversion failures happen.  Sometimes they are caused by a Windows service which isn't playing nice, and sometimes it is a limitation of the old hardware (especially some RAID or SAS controllers).  Regardless of which tool you choose to try, make sure you have a good backup (including System State) just in case!!
    Monday, February 22, 2016 11:01 PM