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    Posted: 04 January 2013 at 7:56am
Hi everybody!

I wish to virtualize Windows Server 2008R2 (IBM 7947K6G System x3650 M2 и WinServer 2008R2) via disk2vhd v1.63 (just disk С). All is ok and after progress I have a VHD file.

I copy this VHD to new location and attach it to fresh created VM (Hyper-V 2012). 

After I try to start this new VM I see black screen and blinking white cursor on left upper left corner. That's it!

I've tried lots of ways to solve the problem:

1. I try to boot from different ERD and DART, they all say that the this version is NOT compatible with your system (and they are certainly working on dozens of previous servers).

2. I try to boot from the installation image of WinServer (from this iso I install this system before) when attempting to enter the recovery mode it is displays a message similar to paragraph 1.

3. I tyr to boot from different LiveCD (3rd party), there I see what this VHD really has a working system (drive C has a NTFS partition and another section in RAW format plus one part in fat32. They both 100 mb, but the C drive partition is not marked as active).

4. I try via Diskpart make C drive active, and I get error that it is can not be made ​​active GPT to MBR. I tried to make convert MBR, and I got an error that this type of disc can not be converted to MBR.

5. Tried to virtualize this server using MS SCVMM 2012. But agent is not start on the target physical server (but that's another story.)

I have investigation via internet and I understood that the problem is faced with the fact that my physical server have uEFI and Hyper-V have BIOS. But I havent found any proof that this is my problem.
At this point, the server successfully migrated to a new virtual machine (data transferred using standard tools and wizards), so the problem is not so urgent.

Just for the future, I would like to find out why the VHD does not start correctly (VHD to the C drive I have so I can make some tests now)?


ps http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverhyperv/thread/fd7a2e66-6010-43f2-8ba5-655372270703

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This seems to be a common problem and instead of just responding with a single line and link to a thread, let me summarize that others have said it is related to using Disk2VHD while the box is online and despite its reliability it seems impossible to account for all possibilities when it comes to locked directories.
 
 
In the past, I was having issues with an IBM inlcuded software (forget the name sorry, but it was 5 years ago and hopefully fixed) that was an altenrative to Windows System Restore and it was creating a tighttly locked direcotry at %systemdrive% that couldn't be accessed and was in some nether region since the GUI and XCAcls OR SUBINACL couldn't reset the perms and grant an Admin access to the direcotry.
 
Delete at boot wasn't working and I couldn't get access to it until I started a system shell with an AT job and accessed and deleted it that way but still had to take perms but could at least get access to takie ownership.
 
If you have the time to spare and care to experiment, are you prepared to rerun the disk2vhd while logged on as the local system account ? It could make a difference.
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Thx a lot for your response. I try to solve my problem here as well http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverhyperv/thread/fd7a2e66-6010-43f2-8ba5-655372270703
And it is looks like what I can not solve it in way I like. Coz of http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonjor/archive/2011/10/27/p2v-fails-with-gpt-disk-using-efi-boot.aspx. 
Only re-install new server inside VM and move all service.
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