scattergather
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XP Pro physical machine import fails

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It fails early in the process, namely it can't install anything due, I suppose, to lack of write permissions or some such. The log is as follows.

Log for VMware Converter Hosted Client, pid=3956, version=3.0.3, build=build-290101, option=Release, section=2
[2011-02-04 15:57:03.369 'App' 1408 info] Current working directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation
[2011-02-04 15:57:03.369 'Libs' 1408 info] HOSTINFO: Seeing Intel CPU, numCoresPerCPU 8 numThreadsPerCore 2.
[2011-02-04 15:57:03.369 'Libs' 1408 info] HOSTINFO: numPhysCPUs is 0, bumping to 1.
[2011-02-04 15:57:03.369 'Libs' 1408 info] HOSTINFO: This machine has 1 physical CPUS, 4 total cores, and 8 logical CPUs.
[2011-02-04 15:57:03.369 'ThreadPool' 1408 verbose] TaskMax=15, IoMin=1, IoMax=31
[2011-02-04 15:57:03.369 'P2V' 1408 info] [p2vSupport,219] P2V logger created
[2011-02-04 15:57:03.369 'App' 1408 verbose] [,0] Skipping NFC initialization during Sysimgbase_Init!
[2011-02-04 15:57:03.369 'P2V' 1408 info] [p2vSupport,236] Initialize sysimgbase without NFC/SSL.
[2011-02-04 15:57:03.369 'Libs' 1408 info] Using system libcrypto, version 9070CF
[2011-02-04 15:57:11.777 'App' 1408 info] Vmacore::InitSSL: doVersionCheck = true, handshakeTimeoutUs = 120000000
[2011-02-04 15:57:11.777 'P2V' 1408 info] [p2vSupport,242] SSL context created
[2011-02-04 15:57:11.777 'P2V' 1408 info] [p2vSupport,252] AppInit completed
[2011-02-04 15:57:21.746 'P2V' 2224 verbose] [task,339] Transition from None to InProgress requested
[2011-02-04 15:57:21.746 'P2V' 2224 verbose] [task,388] Transition succeeded
[2011-02-04 15:57:21.746 'P2V' 2224 info] [task,274] Starting execution of a Task
[2011-02-04 15:57:21.746 'P2V' 2224 info] [clientConnection,101] Connecting to IPC$ on 192.168.0.15 as 192.168.0.15\bob
[2011-02-04 15:57:21.840 'P2V' 2224 info] [clientConnection,104] Successfully connected to IPC$ on 192.168.0.15
[2011-02-04 15:57:21.840 'ClientConnection' 2224 info] Connecting to \\192.168.0.15\pipe\vmware-ufad-ws60-beta3-vmdb, use SSL: true
[2011-02-04 15:57:21.855 'ClientConnection' 2224 warning] Failed to connect to \\192.168.0.15\pipe\vmware-ufad-ws60-beta3-vmdb. Reason: The system cannot find the file specified. . Error code: 2.
[2011-02-04 15:57:21.855 'ClientConnection' 2224 info] Starting ufad-ws60 on 192.168.0.15
[2011-02-04 15:57:21.871 'P2V' 2224 info] [,0] Opening service control manager to [192.168.0.15] with access 983103 failed: 5

[2011-02-04 15:57:21.871 'ClientConnection' 2224 warning] Failed to startup VMware Converter Agent service on 192.168.0.15. Reason: Service control manager error.
[2011-02-04 15:57:21.871 'ClientConnection' 2224 warning] Unable to start ufad-ws60 service
[2011-02-04 15:57:24.882 'ClientConnection' 2224 info] Connecting to \\192.168.0.15\pipe\vmware-ufad-ws60-beta3-vmdb, use SSL: true
[2011-02-04 15:57:24.882 'ClientConnection' 2224 warning] Failed to connect to \\192.168.0.15\pipe\vmware-ufad-ws60-beta3-vmdb. Reason: The system cannot find the file specified. . Error code: 2.
[2011-02-04 15:57:24.882 'ClientConnection' 2224 info] Starting ufad-ws60 on 192.168.0.15
[2011-02-04 15:57:24.882 'P2V' 2224 info] [,0] Opening service control manager to [192.168.0.15] with access 983103 failed: 5

[2011-02-04 15:57:24.882 'ClientConnection' 2224 warning] Failed to startup VMware Converter Agent service on 192.168.0.15. Reason: Service control manager error.
[2011-02-04 15:57:24.882 'ClientConnection' 2224 warning] Unable to start ufad-ws60 service
[2011-02-04 15:57:27.892 'ClientConnection' 2224 info] Connecting to \\192.168.0.15\pipe\vmware-ufad-ws60-beta3-vmdb, use SSL: true
[2011-02-04 15:57:27.892 'ClientConnection' 2224 warning] Failed to connect to \\192.168.0.15\pipe\vmware-ufad-ws60-beta3-vmdb. Reason: The system cannot find the file specified. . Error code: 2.
[2011-02-04 15:57:27.892 'ClientConnection' 2224 info] Starting ufad-ws60 on 192.168.0.15
[2011-02-04 15:57:27.892 'P2V' 2224 info] [,0] Opening service control manager to [192.168.0.15] with access 983103 failed: 5

[2011-02-04 15:57:27.892 'ClientConnection' 2224 warning] Failed to startup VMware Converter Agent service on 192.168.0.15. Reason: Service control manager error.
[2011-02-04 15:57:27.892 'ClientConnection' 2224 warning] Unable to start ufad-ws60 service
[2011-02-04 15:57:30.903 'ClientConnection' 2224 error] Giving up trying to connect to \\192.168.0.15\pipe\vmware-ufad-ws60-beta3-vmdb
[2011-02-04 15:57:30.903 'VmdbSvc' 2224 verbose] Shutting down VMDB service...
[2011-02-04 15:57:30.903 'VmdbSvc' 2224 verbose] Unregistering callback...
[2011-02-04 15:57:30.903 'VmdbSvc' 2224 verbose] ...done
[2011-02-04 15:57:30.903 'P2V' 2224 error] [task,295] Task failed: P2VError UFA_NOT_RUNNING()
[2011-02-04 15:57:30.903 'P2V' 2224 verbose] [task,339] Transition from InProgress to Failure requested
[2011-02-04 15:57:30.903 'P2V' 2224 verbose] [task,388] Transition succeeded
[2011-02-04 15:57:32.588 'P2V' 1408 info] [installAgentTask,79] Installing UFAD to hostname=192.168.0.15, username=192.168.0.15\bob, postponeReboot=1, verifySSLCerts=0
[2011-02-04 15:57:32.588 'P2V' 4072 verbose] [task,339] Transition from None to InProgress requested
[2011-02-04 15:57:32.588 'P2V' 4072 verbose] [task,388] Transition succeeded
[2011-02-04 15:57:32.588 'P2V' 4072 info] [task,274] Starting execution of a Task
[2011-02-04 15:57:32.588 'P2V' 4072 info] [clientConnection,101] Connecting to ADMIN$ on 192.168.0.15 as 192.168.0.15\bob
[2011-02-04 15:57:36.238 'P2V' 4072 info] [,0] SMB manager: Access denied connecting to share [\\192.168.0.15\ADMIN$].

[2011-02-04 15:57:36.238 'P2V' 4072 error] [task,295] Task failed: P2VError REMOTE_UFA_BAD_PERMISSIONS(192.168.0.15)
[2011-02-04 15:57:36.238 'P2V' 4072 verbose] [task,339] Transition from InProgress to Failure requested
[2011-02-04 15:57:36.238 'P2V' 4072 verbose] [task,388] Transition succeeded

I have no idea how to fix this, any ideas?

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a_p_
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You can download the latest VMware Converter from http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/

André

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a_p_
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Welcome to the Community,

can you verify user "bob" has local administrator permissions? Use the "Administrator" account instead of "bob". BTW you should also consider to use a newer version of the Converter.

Depending on OS you are using to run the Converter, try starting the Converter with "Run as Administrator".

André

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scattergather
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Thanks for the ideas Andre.

I found that Microsoft Security Essentials on the XP machine had continuous monitoring turned on, so I turned it off.  Same problem.

I checked that Bob, the only user account, had administrator permissions.  Checked out ok.

I tried to run the conversion wizard as administrator. Same problem.

My host is Win 7 64bit. I started vmware workstation (7.1) running as administrator. Same problem.

I could not find a standalone version of the converter wizard on the host system, so I could not try running it separately as administrator.

Is there a specific program I could manually install on the XP machine to get around this problem?

Bob

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a_p_
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You can download the latest VMware Converter from http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/

André

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WoodyZ
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scattergather wrote: I could not find a standalone version of the converter wizard on the host system, so I could not try running it separately as administrator.

Have a look at VMware vCenter Converter Standalone and for Windows XP I'd select Other versions of VMware vCenter Converter Standalone:  3.0 and choose VMware vCenter Converter 3.0.3 Starter Edition.

Is there a specific program I could manually install on the XP machine to get around this problem?

If VMware vCenter Converter Standalone does not work for you then give Paragon Go Virtual a try.

opbz
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I had problems with the version you are using, sometimes it works but often fails with weird errors.

Suggest you use 4.3 it supports XP and is a MUCH better converter.

Also ensure that you cleaned out any remains of your failed attempts. I have seen ghos machine left behind from failed P2Vs.

When you do the convert ensure you are not convertinting any hidden partitions (diag ones), file system shares etc. Also ensure that the XP machine has similar speed nic as the server you are converting to. If they are not try creating a vswitch with a dedicated nic and hard set both nics to same speed. I seen that fail with pretty strange errors too.

if bob has admin rights, and you have space on the server you are convertitng to and you have done the above it should work.

scattergather
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Thanks to all of you. Installing the latest stand alone converter did the trick. I would not even have known that existed without all of your help.

Bob

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