Q: What OSs can be converted from physical servers to virtual machines using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012?
A: The complete list of supported OSs that can be converted from a physical server to a virtual machine (VM) is documented at "P2V Prerequisites." However, at a high level the supported OSs are (32-bit and 64-bit):
- Windows XP SP3 and later
- Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later
- Windows Vista SP1 and later
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows 7
- Windows Server 2008 R2
You might also look at "The Path From a Physical to Virtual World" and also "Q: Is there an easy way to convert a physical disk or system to a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD)?"