Moving a Virtual Server VM to Hyper-v

If you have a virtual machine in Virtual Server 2005 and you want to move it to Hyper-v on Windows 2008 you need to perform these steps *before* you move the vhd.

* This was on the RC0 to Hyper-v update and may change.

  1. Uninstall the VM additions
  2.  

  3. Install the Windows Update for KB949219 – for Windows 2008
  4.  

  5. Run MSCONFIG and on the boot tab under advanced options tick ‘Detect HAL’.

 

You can then shutdown the VM, copy across the VHD disk to the Hyper-v and create a new virtual machine there.

The server should then start normally – with a network!

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