Virtualizing a Windows 2000 host for use in Hyper-V

And the suggested "Similar Questions" answered for me, Windows 2000 does not support VSS, .Net 4.0, etc.

Hyper-V with Windows 2000 Guests

Other links that helped:

  • Converting Physical Computers to Virtual Machines in VMM (P2V Conversions)
  • Cloning Windows 2000 to a VirtualBox VM
  • Convert any computer to a virtual machine with Linux and Clonezilla

Long story short, I ended up cloning with CloneZilla (which I have used before), and restoring the image to the virtual disk. Not the best solution but it worked for me because it was urgent to migrate this old machine off of it's hardware. I encourage viewers to add ways to do this without the political nightmare of shutting down a server machine. Or just share other software ideas.