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    Posted: 20 July 2017 at 10:58pm
Hi,

I need to P2V some Server 2008 R2 DCs (I know not good practise, long story, have just inherited this site, can't add an additional virtual DC to the environment as there is a middleware over AD which means you cannot use AD in the normal fashion and this middleware is now unsupported so there is no way to add additional DCs at this time, we are just trying to P2V the servers off failing old hardware and keep things running for a few more months until we rebuild the environment, I am aware of the dangers of USN rollback, etc, ADDS, DFS Replication and DNS services will be disabled during P2V).

I've been testing this in lab environment, I wanted to run Disk2vhd from DSRM (Directory Services Restore Mode) but it won't run with the 'Use volume shadow copy' option ticked, it produces the 'error snapshotting volumes' error (even though the Volume Shadow Copy service is started in DSRM).

So I tried it from Safe Mode instead, here I had to manually disable the ADDS service as this was still running (unlike in DSRM), however in safe mode it produces a Visual C++ Runtime Error, which some people have said you need to enable the Volume Shadow Copy service to fix, however this cannot be enabled in safe mode.

I would like to get it to work in DSRM if anyone knows how, however as long as I am careful with the services, replication, old physical server, etc, should I just do it from a normal boot (as this works fine)?

EDIT: Actually it doesn't work fine during a normal boot, I still get the C++ runtime error, maybe I need windows updates on my test machine.


Edited by LD1 - 20 July 2017 at 11:12pm
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