Configuration Manager P2V Migration Toolkit – Part 2

June 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm in Uncategorized by nsienaert

Hi There!

In my last blog post I have started exploring the P2V Migration Toolkit for Configuration Manager. I talked you through the wizard and explained the context and the purpose of the tool.

In this post we complete the P2V migration process by booting up the ISO that we have created in Part 1.

Before we do that, let’s first check high-level the most important steps of the Task Sequence that has been auto-created for us. The engine behind the Task Sequence is the Virtualization package that we have created before.

  1. When booting the media a Rehost Wizard will start to declare our variables that will be used later in the Task Seuquence.
  2. The specified disk will be captured into a VHD which we will save to a network path.
  3. Install Windows 2008 R2 and enable the Hyper-V role
  4. Domain Join, Install Updates,…
  5. Create the virtual machine into Hyper-V (VMCreator Tool)
  6. Install additional applications

Some screenshots (taken with my WP7 Glimlach)

Boot the DVD and start the Task Sequence


The UDI Wizard will start


Prerequisites checking


Specify Domain info.


Local Admin PW and Local Administrators


Pretty Straight forward…


Pretty Straight forward…


Location to Save the VHD. (I know, challenging PC name Knipogende emoticon)


Specify some Hyper-v Settings




The process will start now…

The total elapsed time is of course depending on the size of the disk, disk I/O and network connectivity but to give you an idea it took 3 hours to virtualize 50GB of data on a local Gigabit LAN and on laptop hardware with 2.0Ghz CPU and disks of 7200 RPM.

Once the process is done I can login on my machine and see that indeed Server 2008 R2 is installed with the Hyper-v role enabled and my Primary server is added.


Everything looks fine in the console.


The MP is up and running so the clients can talk to the server and on my central server despool.log, replmgr.log and sender.log look normal so also the site-to-site connection is up and running again.


So good stuff if you ask me!

Now it’s time to do a side-by-side migration to SCCM 2012 (you would forget that this was to original goal Knipogende emoticon) which I will discuss in one of the next blogs.

Stay tuned!

Nico Sienaert