On Fri, 26 Sep 2008 12:12:01 -0700, circulent
>Let me restate the 1st question:
>I have an existing file server which i would like to turn into a file server
>and a separate application server. Can this be done with this software? Or
>does do the 2 separate OS' have to be installed clean from the start and
>configured from there?
So what you want is to do P2V (physical to virtual) to create two
virtual machines from one physical machine while also stripping one of
some functions of the original and the other of other functions on the
It is hard enough to do P2V in the first place since the hardware
differs so much from the physical world inside a virtualized
environment. I know of exactly zero programs that will do what you
want on the fly.
Do yourself a break and create the virtual machines from scratch.
You can do one first and install the basic server operating system
including any security and other OS updates. Also install the VM
Then you can clone this into two servers by copying the VHD file
(note: do not copy the vmc file) into a new folder and then create yet
another VS2005 guest while pointing it to the copied VHD disk. You
save yourself the OS installation time.
But you *must* run NewSID on the second server when you start it
because you cannot have two servers running with the same SID. This is
not an issue if you run the OS setup from scratch on the second guest
too (obviously with a fresh and empty VHD file in that case).
Then install any server role you want on these two servers.
Bo Berglund (Sweden)