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Is there a tool that can take a windows server 2008 and make a vdh or vmdk out of that box?

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up vote 10 down vote accepted

Yup. Take a look at VMware Converter.

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+1 It is that easy – Dave M Jan 6 '12 at 18:37
Thanks Shane for being prompt. Looks like it's a FREE tool. Am I right? – Andy Conan Jan 6 '12 at 18:43
@AndyConan Indeed you are, though I believe you need to register on their site for the download. – Shane Madden Jan 6 '12 at 18:44
This doesn't suffer from chipset differences and not being able to boot? – Tim Jan 6 '12 at 19:14
@tim - I've only done windows machines, but no, no issues with chipsets or HAL etc. – Mark Henderson Jan 6 '12 at 20:15

Also, the SysInternals guys have Disk2vhd, which converts to a vhd, as the name implies...

I've used it successfully in a production environment several times.

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