I have a SQL Server Standard 2008 (x64) server on VMWare currently that I'd like to clone in order to create a test/development server.
I realize that after cloning SQL commands will need to be run to change the server name. However, when I tried cloning the SQL Server services won't load at startup for me to be able to run commands to update the server name. FYI, the Windows OS clone process changed both the computer name and also the SID.
Anyone have any process tips on how to successfully clone a SQL Server within VMWare?