hotfixHere’s a new SCVMM 2008 Knowledge Base article we published this morning. If you’re seeing an issue where a P2V fails at 79% with Error 551 or 0x80070002 then you’ll want to check this one out:



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


For the most current version of this article please see the following:

2616508: A System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 P2V fails at 79% with Error 551

J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer

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