>If you use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, you can do a
>physical to >virtual conversion. It works. I used it on a Server 2008 DC
>and this DC is now a VM running >on a Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 host machine.
That would only work if it's separate hardware, he's talking about doing it
on one PC.
However, to answer the original question, it's possible, but you have to use
an imiging product that can restore to different hardware (since a VM is not
the same type hardware) Acronis True Image + Universal restore can do it
amongst others. I haven't done the exact conversion ever so I can't
guarantee it'll work...
Bob Comer <Microsoft MVP - Virtual Machine>
"Tom Mason" <masonth@newsgroup> wrote in message
If you use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, you can do a
physical to virtual conversion. It works. I used it on a Server 2008 DC and
this DC is now a VM running on a Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 host machine.
"Pete" <Pete@newsgroup> wrote in message
Question for my fellow IT guru's.......
I know this can be done, but how I require some direction pointing....
Have a member server running 2003 standard R2 SP2. I want to image that
server.....put that image off to the side.....Install windows 2008 std
w/hyper V....and import that image onto the hyper V box. I need that 2003
install to be able to host clients still as the apps on it are not 2008
Is this possible? and if so can someone lead me down the right path to
Thanks you in advance