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


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

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

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Article ID: 2616508 - Last Review: 09/12/2011 17:15:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Workgroup Edition, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Workgroup Edition

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