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cannot log in to a converted VM from VMWare RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello all,

    I am trying to convert a VM hosted by VMWare into a hyper-V VM.

    I am using Microsoft Virtual Machine converter.

    As Hyper-V host server is not member of any domain (and of course not the same domain as the server I am using to convert the VM) I cannot convert the VM directly so I am converting Virtual Hard Drives, It has two drives. The server I am trying to convert is a domain controller. This DC is alone, there is no other DC or member in the Domain it holds.

    I succesfully converted the drives, created the virtual machine in the hyper-V host and started the VM. The issue comes when I try to log in the VM, I cannot log in, it always prompts a message warning the password is not correct and I am sure it is not.

    What am I missing?

    thank you very much

    David.


    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 4:24 PM

All replies

  • Hi David,

    >>I am trying to convert a VM hosted by VMWare into a hyper-V VM.

    There are lots of posts about the issues of converting VMs between different platforms.

    It is recommended to install a new VM and migrate the data. It is more stable and could avoid unexpected errors.

    Have you uninstalled the VMware tools before the converting?

    >> it always prompts a message warning the password is not correct and I am sure it is not

    Have you tried with local account?

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    • Proposed as answer by Leo Han Saturday, March 5, 2016 6:53 AM
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 2:48 AM
  • Hi,

    You'd better create a VM on Hyper-V and configure as DC and transfer all the FSMO roles on it.

    As Leo said, have you uninstall the vmware tools? did you tried to logon with a local account?

    • Proposed as answer by Leo Han Saturday, March 5, 2016 6:53 AM
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 8:34 AM
  • Hi Leo and Michael, thank you for your answers.

    I would like to go on with those actions, the point is this is a server running an application. I do not know anything about it, how to install it or even if the domain in it is necessary or is being used. It is clear I could be installing a new DC, but the problem is I have to move the aplication and I have no idea how to do it. I cannot either use a local account as it is a DC and cannot create a local account, I have tried a new domain account but it doesn't work either.

    I think I will try disk2vhd and see what happens.

    Thank you a lot.

    David.

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:24 PM
  • Hi,

    Normally the server should have the Local Admin account with which you can try to logon.

    Does the application that is on the DC (although it's not a best practice to have any other software on the DC) have any database or why it's hard to be reinstalled?

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:39 PM
  • Hi,

    I am afraid there is no information about the application, so that is not a path I can explore.

    As long as I know, a DC has no local accounts others that those in the domain. I tried moving it with disk2vhd and it worked, so the problem is solved.

    Best regards.

    David.

    Monday, March 7, 2016 4:22 PM