On Microsoft Connect in the Solutions Accelerator section, there is a new program to play with. It is the Physical to Virtual (P2V) for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). It will automate turning a Windows XP computer into a Windows XP mode virtual machine.
Head to connect.microsoft.com for the program.
Here is the details from the connect site:
The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit team is working on a new solution incorporating Sysinternals Disk2VHD into the desktop migration process: P2V Migration for Software Assurance, and we’d like your feedback on it!
Even the most skilled IT shops, with resources to work through application compatibility challenges, often find a few users blocking roll-outs to entire sites or larger numbers of users due to:
* Compatibility of specialized, region or user-specific applications, browser customizations or USB device drivers.
* Missing installation files or media to install applications or drivers for testing or redelivery.
* Critical users who cannot risk losing any functionality of their current desktop environments and require a working backup before moving to Windows 7.
Check it out and give feedback if you have some.