Imaging Windows Server 2003 to use in virtual machine

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How can I image my Windows server 2003 so I can use it in a Virtual Machine on a Windows XP workstation?

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VMware converter is probably the easiest route if you are planning on using VMware.

http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/

If not. use your favorite full system backup program to make a backup of your entire server. Then create a virtual machine, and restore the backup to it.

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  • Spadasoe
    sysinternals disk2vhd utility will create a VHD file that is Virtual PC/hyper-V compatible. Run the utility on the server, store the .vhd file where you can access it from the XP machine. Create the VM and attach the .vhd.
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  • carlosdl
    Interesting. Didn't know of this sysinternals' tool. Thanks.
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