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Move a Windows 2003 to 2008 Hyper-v Server

Postby guest » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:51 pm

Q: One of our servers has a hardware issue and it keeps rebooting. We have one windows 2008 running hyper-v. Can we move/import the windows server 2003 without reinstalling it? If yes, how?

A: Please tell me if you have installed the Windows 2003 on a physical
environment or in a virtual environment.
1. If you have installed the Windows 2003 on a physical environment, then
you cannot import the server into a virtual environment such as Hyper-V.

2. If you have installed the Windows 2003 on a Virtual environment such as
Virtual Server 2005, then you can import the server into Windows 2008
Hyper-V. We could use the VHD(created on the virtual server) file in
Hyper-V. However please notice the following:

a) We need to create a new Virtual Machine and then using the existing
VHD file (the VHD is from the VM on the virtual server)

b) After using the old VHD file, we have to uninstall the VM additions of
Virtual Server on the new created VM. Then install the Integration Service
on the VM.

c) Attach the virtual network for the new VM because the original network
from the VM couldn't be used.

For more information, please view the URL below:

Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Hyper-V
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsse ... 4-adf1-400
e-8fcb-c1aec8a029311033.mspx?mfr=true

For this question I think we are not the best resources. Please understand
that Hyper-V is still in the RC1 version, which is not retailed yet. So it
is not supported at this stage. I provide the following information for
your reference. If you have further questions regarding hyper-V, please
post to your public forum for Hyper-V.

Server Virtualization
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/Sho ... &SiteID=17
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http://www.quicksetupguide.com

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http://chicagotech.net/
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Postby guest » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:52 pm

If you can get your bad HW to stay up long enough, you can use System Center
Virtual Manager 2007 to capture your machine as a virtual image.
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Postby guest » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:52 pm

Yes, If you have purchased or would like to purchase a copy of System Center
Virtual Machine Manager 2007, you can first convert the physical Windows
Server 2003 to a virtual machine. This is called physical-to-virtual
machine conversion.

For more information, please refer to
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/libr ... 40912.aspx
Tablet and Smartphone Setup Guide
http://www.quicksetupguide.com

Troubleshooting Vista Wireless
http://chicagotech.net/
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