Trying to move W2K8 SBS from virtualization to physical machine
I have a Windows 2K8 R2 SBS Server what was installed in VMWARE VSphere 4.1 virtualized environment. We would like to move it to a physical machine. Can I use BESR 2010 or SSR 2011 to take an image of the drive and use the restore to different hardware option to restore to a new drive on the physcial hardware? The system has no RAID. Single disk in the VMWARE config.
To make matters worse, or more complicated, the person who setup changed the VSphere root login credentials so we cannot login to manage VSphere. This person is no where to be found! I did find an article on VMWARE's site on resetting the credentials but it seems sketchy. Still not sure I could convert back to Physical even if I had the VSphere credentials.
I'm not very familair with virtualization. Have used it a few times ot create virtual machiens, but never tired to convert one back to physical. See plenty of articles on how to convert physical -> virtual but hardly nothing on going the other way around.
Any advice would be appreciated