SCVMM: A System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 P2V fails at 79% with Error 551


Symptoms


A P2V conversion using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (VMM 2008) fails at 79% completion with Error 551.  The details reveal the information below:

VMM cannot access registry key value NetCfgInstanceId under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\vmm{GUID}system\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{GUID}\0043. 
 (The system cannot find the file specified (0x80070002))

Cause


This can occur when there is a ghosted network adapter on the P2V source machine.

Resolution


To resolve this issue, follow the steps outlined in the following KB article to remove any ghosted NICs on the source machine:

269155 - Error message when you try to set an IP address on a network adapter