To avoid problems related to permissions and network access, you must perform certain steps to prepare a Windows physical machine before you run the Virtualize a Physical Machine wizard.

1

If the physical machine is running Windows XP, turn off simple file sharing on the physical machine.

Turning off simple file sharing does not turn off the Shared Documents feature. You can use the simple file sharing interface, which is located in folder properties, to configure share and file permissions.

Note

On Windows XP systems that are part of a workgroup, the simple file sharing interface is turned on by default. Windows XP systems that are part of a domain use only the classic file sharing and security interface.

a

Open the Folder Options control panel.

b

On the View tab, deselect Use Simple File Sharing (Recommended).

2

If the physical machine is running Windows Vista or Windows 7, disable User Account Control (UAC).

On Windows Vista, open the User Accounts control panel, select Turn User Account Control On or Off, and deselect Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer.

On Windows 7, open the Change User Account Control Settings control panel and drag the slider to Never notify.