Platespin Discovery Troubleshooting

PlateSpin Migrate is a great tool but you can get frustrated when troubleshooting seemingly simple problems.

When running PlateSpin Migrate server discovery today we encountered a “System Error 67 Networkpath Not Found” error. As usual PlateSpin is non-descriptive about the issue and your on your own to solve it. Since I like troubleshooting I attempted to fix it, this took quite a while ( see pic 😉 ).

When frustration strikes 😦

We got this error when attempting to P2V a hardened Citrix server. Since hardened servers have many restrictions it was likely to be an access denied somewhere in the system. After running many,many tests I finally cracked it.

To solve our specific problem I found three critical requirements necessary for succesful discovery.

1. Make sure there is an Admin$ share pointing to C:\Windows (or C:\Winnt) with adequate rights. Usually only local Administrators should have full control.

2. Make sure the Remote Registry service is running.

3. Discover the server using an FQDN


About Willem
My name is Willem Bermon and am currently exploring the depths of virtualization.

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