Before you continue with the conversion, you must prepare the source Windows machine.

  • Make sure that the Windows version installed on the powered on machine is supported. For a list of supported operating systems, see Supported Operating Systems.

  • Make sure that the Converter Standalone server machine has network access to the Windows source machine.

  • Turn off firewall applications running on the source machine.

  • Disable simple file sharing on the source Windows machine.

  • Stop or disable anti-virus software running on the source machine.

  • Turn off User Account Control (UAC) or use local administrator account on the source machine.

  • If you are running Windows 8 or later on the source machine, turn off Remote UAC.

    • If you are logged in as a member of the local Administrators group, you must disable the User Account Control: Use Admin Approval Mode for the built-in Administrator account policy in the Security Options folder of the Local Group Policy Editor. You must reboot for the changes to take effect.

    • If you are logged in as the Administrator, you must disable the User Account Control: Turn on Admin Approval Mode policy in the Security Options folder of the Local Group Policy Editor. You don't need to reboot for the changes to take effect.

    Note:

    The Security Options folder is located in Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies.

  • Make sure that no other conversion job is using the source you select.

  • Remove any Converter Standalone 4.x and Converter Standalone 5.x installations manually from the source machine.