Converting a Windows 2003 server

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http://serverfault.com – We have a legacy database system based upon MS SQL running on Windows Server 2003. The client software will only run on Windows XP. We have recently had success converting a client into a virtual machine and running it under Fusion on Mac minis. So far, it is working incredibly well. So well, in fact, that we are now considering trying to convert the server to a virtual machine. This raises several questions, though: The server uses a raid array. Does the VM virtualize the RAID array? I only ask because in my experience Windows products don't like it when you change core hardware. I (HowTos)