Saturday, December 11, 2010

P2V - Disable Services and/or Drivers

Location: C:\Program Files\microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2\VMMdata\Blocklist.xml

In this file, you are able to disable drivers and services in a VM during P2V.
The syntax uses short name for both services and drivers.

Editing this file is not supported by Microsoft, but you may find this interesting since there will be no need for those drivers/services after the conversion, since you`re now dealing with a VM with synthetic/legacy drivers.


Anonymous said...

I did a call for it before with MS and they stated that no documented information is provided for it by the team and they recommend me to not use it

Kristian Nese said...

Yes, it's not supported, but I've found it useful when it comes to P2V on 2000 servers. But again, the ideal would be to install the applications on a fresh server install, but the ideal is not always possible:-)