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    Question P2V Failure

    Hi folks,

    I'm trying to convert a physical 2003 SP2 server to virtual with the Hyper-V agent.

    It gets 99% of the way there, and then I get the following error:

    VMM could not locate the specified file on the <IP of server> server. This file might be required as part of another object.

    Ensure that you have specified a valid path parameter, and that all necessary files are present. Try the operation again.

    ID: 2903
    Details: The system cannot find the file specified (0x80070002)


    A google suggests that this is Dell server management software, which I have uninstalled. I have also uninstalled every other unnecessary piece of software on this server, and applied everything in Windows Update (and rebooted), but I still get the same error when I try the P2V conversion.

    By chance, any idea on what this could be?

    TIA

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    Are you running and online or offline conversion?

    Also by Hyper-V agent are you using the Disk2VHD tool or the one included as part of System Centre Virtual Machine Manager?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    Are you running and online or offline conversion?
    Good question. The server is currently running, so would that mean online?
    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    Also by Hyper-V agent are you using the Disk2VHD tool or the one included as part of System Centre Virtual Machine Manager?
    The SCVMM > Convert Physical Server tool.

    I've just checked Event Viewer following another reboot and the server is showing some problems with software, but I'm not 100% clear whether this is part of the database software I'm trying to migrate (this is Harcourt/Pearson language database software that's fairly ancient, and likely to be very difficult to migrate to a new server, hence the P2V conversion).

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