My friend and fellow MVP John Paul Cook recently blogged about a cool new tool from Microsoft called Disk2Vhd, at The tool enables you to migrate a physical machine (PM) into a virtual machine (VM), while the PM is running. You can find Dsik2Vhd at John also has great information about VM migration at Note that John's content relates to Hyper-V. So if you're looking for VMWare tools, keep looking. Of course, if you find similar free tools for VMWare, let us know by posting here! Thanks, -Kev Twitter @kekline More content at