Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter comes part of the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator package which can be downloaded from the following URL:
Before installing the product, you must ensure your system is running .NET Framework version 4.5 which is required by the application.
There tool is available in two form factors:
- Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator
- Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Plug-in for VMware vSphere Client
The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Plug-in for VMware vSphere client allows you to convert the virtual machines straight the vSphere client by simply right clicking the virtual machine and selecting "Convert to Hyper-V virtual machine"
- vCenter Server 5.0
- vCenter Server 4.1
- VMware ESXi Server 5.0
- VMware ESXi/ESX Server 4.1
Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter is not compatible with this version of vCenter/ESX/ESXi server.
You can however convert VMware 5.5 vmdk files to VHD using the command line utility.
Simply use the following symtax:
MVDC.exe "vmdk source path" "target"
For example in the following screenshot I have converted a Windows 8 vmdk file to a VHD file.
It is also possible to convert VMware Virtual Machine configuration files to HyperV configuration files using the MVMC.exe command line utility.
For more information on this tool please see the official Microsoft TechNet article available from: