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    Windows server 2000 to Virtual

    We have an old Windows Server 2000 which I want to migrate to a virtual machine. Would like to either do this in Hyper V or even Virtual Box. Simple question - anyone had to do this ? If so - run into any problems and what P to V tools did you use ?
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    What is it running? If its something like a database i would stop the services during conversion.

    If its a DC (I doubt it will but you never know) and there is more than one in the domain I wouldn't convert it to be honest, can cause lots of issues.

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    Stop / Disable / Uninstall any services/programs you don't require - then use sysinternals Disk2VHD.

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    Have done it before - our old 2000 server was running something called bookingpro (or something simlar) - as said already I just stoped all the services on the sever and did a live P2V using VMWare converter (at the time).

    Ran it inside a VirtualBox VM until I got everything moved over to MRBS.

    Now adays I'd just do it using SCVMM onto Hyper-V (as far as I understand 2000 runs fine in Hyper-V).

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    VMware converter will stop all the services for you, but to be 100% you can do it yourself. It works very well on a live server even a live DC and is free.

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