FUNCTOR99
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Converter for local machine: Insufficient permissions to access the source

Hi!  I'm running Converter Standalone 6.2.0 build 8466193 trying to create a VM from a physical machine running Windows Server 2003 SP2.

The program installed successfully, but I am getting an error when I try to create a VM.  I am trying to write it VM to a NAS.  At first, I had the NAS mapped to a network drive, and it was failing.  Then I tried using the IP directly to the share, and it got a little further.  Now I am getting the error, "Insufficient permissions to access the source." in the GUI.

I opened the log and found many errors trying to access local files:

"2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: converter.exe The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions.

2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: ntdll.dll The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions.

2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: kernel32.dll The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions.

2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: MSVCR90.dll The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions.

2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: ADVAPI32.dll The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions.

2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: RPCRT4.dll The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions.

2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: Secur32.dll The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions.

2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: SHELL32.dll The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions.

2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: msvcrt.dll The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions.

2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: GDI32.dll The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions.

2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: USER32.dll The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions.

2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: SHLWAPI.dll The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions.

2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: vmomi.dll The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions.

2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: MSVCP90.dll The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions.

2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: expat.dll The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions.

2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: ssoClient.dll The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions.

2020-09-04T11:54:33.308-06:00 warning converter-gui[05400] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Module: vmacore.dll The file is missing or unable to read it due to permissions."

and it goes on and on.

I tried running the converter program as administrator with no luck.  I also setup the destination network share with read/write access to everyone.  Also, I tried disabling local antivirus ( McAfee).

I'd appreciate any insight anyone has!

Thank you!

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lucasbernadsky
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This thread might help: Insufficient permissions to access the source

Also, take a look at this article: https://hyperhci.com/2019/11/27/migration-error-vmware-vcenter-converter-insufficient-permissions-to...

This is Windows operating system error which is related to User Account Control (UAC) and requires a registry modification in order to work properly. By default, UAC remotely restricts these shares from being accessed. In order to successfully connect to an administrative share, you’ll need to disable this feature. To do this, you’ll need to create (or modify) a registry DWORD value called LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy and set it to a value of 1.

Follow the Steps:

Step 1: Open the registry from run command to type regedit

Step 2: Go this registry path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Policies\ System\

Now create the new DWORD 32-bit Registry entry with name: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy and give value 1

Step 3: Take reboot, to made the changes.

Now try to migrate the Windows machine p2v / v2v, I hope, finally you get rid of vmware vcenter converter insufficient permissions to connect to admin$ error.

FUNCTOR99
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I tried adding the DWord in the registry, rebooted, and still didn't work.  I checked out the article and the 3 solutions they mentioned have all been configured properly and still no luck.

I'll post some more information here as maybe something I thought was insignificant is actually the issue:

- I installed the Converter on a Windows Server 2003 SP2 server.

- I log onto through remote desktop to the server using an admin account.

- When I launch the Converter, I select "Convert Machine"

- for the source, I select "powered on", and "This local machine"

- for the destination type, "VMware workstation or other WMware virtual machine"

- for VMware product, "VMware Workstation 11.x/12.x"

- for VM detail name: host name of the local server

- for location of the vm I have, "\\192.168.200.3\L2 VMs

- for the options, I leave them all at their default settings.

The GUI says "FAILED: Insufficient permissions to access the source"

It looks like the converter program can't access the files on the local server.  I have attached the full logs.

Any more ideas?  Thank you!

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