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I'm having a nightmare with migrating some VMs from Hyper-V to ESXi.

The Hyper-V Server is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and the ESXi version is 6.5.

I've tried using the VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone program running on the Hyper-V Host itself with the VM I want to migrate powered off. This gives me Insufficient permissions to connect to 'IP\ADMIN$'.

I've also tried using the same program on the host with the server to connect to put as 'localhost'. This gives me the list of VMs in the program but when I select my powered-off VM I get:

Permission to perform this operation was denied.

I've also tried running the program on the VMs itself and left it overnight to export into ESXi. This failed also.

How can I get my Hyper-V VMs off this machine and into my new remote ESXi server?

  • The best hope is vmconverter inside the vm, what error you had ? (vmconverter got some bug that you can bypass) – yagmoth555 Aug 23 '17 at 10:42
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    Insufficient permissions to connect to 'IP\ADMIN$ is indicated when you're not administrator on the migrating guest OS. – Zac67 Aug 23 '17 at 10:56

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