Friday, April 16, 2010

V 2 P Conversion

I recently had to convert a Server 2008 R2 Virtual Primary Domain Controller to a Physical Server.

I scratched my head for a while and wondered how best to do it. I was thinking of using storagecraft, then thinking of installing a new server , running dcpromo and then transferring AD Roles.

But I used Windows 2008 Server Backup and backed up my Virtual Primary Domain Controller to a Bufallo Linkstation Pro. The Virtual DC was installed on a dynamic disk. I then restored it via bootup repair options from a Server 2008R2 USB Drive.

It took 15 mins!


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