So you want to use VMware converter 5 to P2V a running machine. You may have done this on other machines many times and had no issues or even used the same process with 4.3 on the exact same machine and it went smooth as silk. Now however when you get the final step in the wizard you keep receiving the extremely vague error of The specified parameter was not correct: "info.owner". This brings your whole process to a grinding halt. Fortunately for me and many others the solution is simple. Here it is…………
Make sure your currently logged in user name is not the same as the machine name.
After reading the forums this almost seemed too ridiculous to be the real culprit. I skeptically logged out and logged back in as another random account on the machine. Like magic the issue was resolved and the process was under way. I really hope that this helps save some folks a little time and frustration. Let me know.
For this test I was using the latest build of VMware vCenter Standalone Client 5.0.1 build-875114