This post is a step-by-step approach on HowTo convert a Physical Windows Server 2003, 2008 or 2008R2 machine to a Virtual Machine and import into ESXi. [box type=”info” style=”rounded” icon=”info”]This is more focused on a scenario where your physical machine(s) sits on a separate network from your ESXi environment and there is no connectivity between the two, so unable to p2v directly to ESXi[/box] [box type=”info” style=”rounded” icon=”info”]Please note that the actual server name on all the screenshots have been modified so its easier to follow rather than me painting across it since these are my LIVE systems :)[/box] Step 1: Install VMware Converter – Click button below to download the latest VMware Converter for Windows.
Recently while logging onto one of my Windows Server 2008 R2 server, I noticed that the system logged me in with a temporary profile hence all my desktop settings and files disappeared :(. OK!!! all hope wasn’t lost as I was able to recover my profile. In this post I would like to share steps carried out to recover my profile. Steps: – Log on to the server with a local administrative user account – Navigate to %SystemDrive%\Users\ (i.