Making a copy of a VM for Migration ?


  • I am trying to clone a VM in Hyper-V on Server 2012 R2. The purpose is to test moving this existing server into a new domain and make some other changes to the Sharepoint website front end which is on the server.

    What I'd like to do is to make a copy of the VM by exporting it to a new folder.  The next steps I believe are as follows, does this look right?

    Go to the settings of the specific VM and set the network adapter to not connected. I then put the machine into a work group, rename it, set the network adapter to the external connection and join it to my domain with the new name.  The MAC address should be different after I export the VM, correct?

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 4:13 PM

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  • Hi Sir,

    There should be no issue if you Join that VM to another domain .

    You can manually change MAC address for that VM or remove that NIC then add a new one if the MAC address was not changed .

    If I were in your shoes , I would follow what you are going to do .

    Hope it is helpful to you .

    Best Regards,


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    Thursday, March 30, 2017 2:21 PM