Tried to migrate a physical Windows 2003 server into a VMware VM using vCenter Converter tonight and was giving me the following error at about 91% both times I tried…

“FAILED: Unable to create a VSS snapshot of the source volume(s).Error code:2147549183 (0x8000FFFF)”

Turned out to be caused by a corrupt registry key on the source server, which can be manually fixed however Microsoft have handy a fix-it app that solved the problem for me straight away… Download and run it from here

Hope that helps someone else. 🙂