Automatically Creating a virtual clone of a server

Hello,

    I need to automatically create a clone of a production server on a virtual machine,e.g. VMWARE.  Any suggestions?
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pyrokinAsked:
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Jay_Jay70Connect With a Mentor Commented:
the best cloning software for servers is Acronis True Image.
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jalilthe1Commented:
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tim1731Commented:
Have a look at platespin
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pyrokinAuthor Commented:
Jay_Jay70,
Acronis True Image works great, but when I backup/restore to a virutal machine I can't login. The message is :

Windows Product Activation
This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can continue.
You cannot log on until you activate Windows.

Any ideas?
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
yuk, you now are at a point where you have to call mS
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pyrokinAuthor Commented:
Jay_Jay70, Thanks for the help.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
no worries mate ,sorry i could only get you so far
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
oh and for the record, have a look at the sysprep tool when imaging machines
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