MDT Server 2008 and VMware

Posted on 2009-02-20
Last Modified: 2013-12-12

I need some help i created a working Server 2008 Deployment in MDT aka BDD 2007.  I have tested this on physical builds but i cannot get this to work on VMware.  The Expand takes forever but does finish as soon as it finishes i get a BSOD?  I have tried deploying from the Server 2008 ISO to see if that works and VM and it also takes awhile to expand but doesnt BSOD>?  Any help would be appreciated.
Question by:balinton
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    Use the VMware Import Wizard from the vmware GUI.

    Choose a standalone virtual machine as your source and point the wizard to your vm which has run out of space.

    The wizard will then connect to the machine,

    Then Make sure to deselect the default option import all disks and maintain size. Instead choose to select volumes and resize to save or add space

    This will Show the disks on the old VM with sizes/free space

    Note the drop-down arrow in the New Disk Space column. Choose that, then select the option to type size in GB then type in the size you want.

    You then need to specify the destination machine type (ESX server/VirtualCenter VM or Standalone VM) then the target VM location and Virtual Machine name ( the Windows machine name can stay the same if you like). You also need to specify the destination VM format for compatibility purposes.

    You can then choose whether the new VM disk will be pre-allocated (option to split into 2GB chunks) or allowed to grow.

    You then have an option to confirm VM network settings and finally can optionally customize all windows settings like Windows Hostname, and registered Owner/Organization , generate new SID (yes, it can run Sysprep!!), re-enter Windows Product ID, confirm Time Zone, change Workgroup or Join Domain.

    *You can also try and resize in the ntfs disk properties. within the virtual machine.

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    What does this have to do with the question that i asked?  I am not trying to setup a VM Template i am trying to install server 2008 from MDT ISO.

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