To minimize downtime for a Windows service, you can select the service and set the service startup mode to automatic, manual, or disabled.

You can change the settings for the destination services only when you convert source machines that run Windows.

Prerequisites

On the Options page of the Conversion wizard, click Services in the options list.

Procedure

  1. If you are converting a powered on source machine, click the Destination services tab.

    If the source machine is powered off, the Services pane displays no tabs. You can modify only the starting mode of destination services.

  2. On the services list, select the startup mode for each service.

    Option

    Description

    Automatic

    The service starts automatically after the destination machine is powered on.

    Manual

    The service does not start after the destination machine is powered on, but you can start it manually.

    Disabled

    The service is disabled and does not start after the destination machine is powered on.

  3. Save your settings.

    Option

    Description

    Select another option from the options list

    Saves your settings and displays the pane for the selected option.

    Click Next

    Saves your settings and displays the next page of the Conversion wizard.

    • The Customizations page is displayed if you select Customize guest preferences for the virtual machine in the Advanced options pane.

    • The Summary page is displayed if you do not select Customize guest preferences for the virtual machine in the Advanced options pane.