Edit the Converter-worker.xml file, usually found here:
C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
Look for the section "<NFC>", and change the "<UseSSL> to false, save, restart . VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Worker service.
-Sometimes doing conversions from a single machine will fail, but will work if one installs the Stand Alone Converter software directly on the machine to be converted.
-Virtual Disk Service/Volume Shadow Copy/Microsoft software shadow copy provider are all services that should be set to automatic.
-The newest converter to work Windows Server 2000 that I found was version 4.1.
-Many failures are due to corrupt files, usually a check-disk will take care of it.
-Items like a bad drive, dead RAID cache battery, or 100Mbps network connections will dramatically slow the conversion down.
-Obtain/create batch files to do routine tasks.
-Do yourself a favor and do a hard drive clean up before the conversion. Shutdown as much as possible before the conversion. Anti-Virus, and databases, or anything that takes up I/O or has open files is best stop.
-Using the Synchronization features works great machines where up-time is an issue. Do a first pass with the "Synchronize changes" box marked. I have yet to see any impact to the server by doing this, short of it being a tiny bit slower. Once it is done, DO NOT manipulate the VM! When ready to make the last pass, mark the "Perform final synchronization" box.