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  • 1.  Vcenter

    Posted Sep 09, 2023 07:58 PM

    how do i get Vcenter to work on windows server 2003

  • 2.  RE: Vcenter

    Posted Sep 10, 2023 12:28 AM

    My first question is, what version of vCenter are you trying to install?


    My second question is why on earth do you want to install vCenter on a 20 year old OS ? Are you trying to break some kind of record


    PS you may get more focused help if you add a reference to vCenter on Windows 2003 in your subject title 




  • 3.  RE: Vcenter

    Posted Sep 12, 2023 02:08 PM

    I am downloading Vcenter from  VMware download site.

    my customer has custom software program on it

  • 4.  RE: Vcenter

    Posted Sep 13, 2023 11:10 AM

    Which version are you downloading?

  • 5.  RE: Vcenter

    Posted Sep 19, 2023 08:10 PM

    VMware vCenter Converter 6.4.0

  • 6.  RE: Vcenter

    Posted Sep 19, 2023 09:20 PM

    I'm confused. The initial question was how to get vCenter working on Server 2003


    When confirming the version, you then mentioned vCenter Converter which is a completely different product.


    Maybe if you explain what it is you're trying to do, it will be clearer. Are you trying to convert a physical 2003 server to a virtual machine?


  • 7.  RE: Vcenter

    Posted Sep 29, 2023 01:34 PM

    convert a physical machine to a virtual machine 

  • 8.  RE: Vcenter

    Posted Sep 29, 2023 03:26 PM

    Got it, so you're trying to use VMware converter to P2V a Windows 2003 server. We got there in the end 


    The next question is what issue or errors are you seeing? Its been a long time since i've done anything with Server 2003, but i'm sure it P2V'd just fine back in the day with previous versions of VMware converter.


    That said, in all seriousness,  is there not an opportunity to build a new VM on a supported version of Windows and ditch this server?    From a Cyber Security perspective, You really shouldn't be running servers with 20 year old Operating System's, unless you have no choice. I know it can happen, but its quite unusual, unless its running software or hardware that will only work on Server 2003?  In which case I hope its either off the network, or heavily isolated 



  • 9.  RE: Vcenter

    Posted Sep 20, 2023 02:52 PM

    Converter is not vCenter, please can you explain further

  • 10.  RE: Vcenter

    Posted Sep 10, 2023 02:11 PM

    Does that mean you want to install vSphere 5?

    The real question is why would you want to want to use such old versions?