I am using VMware Workstation 7 for Lab Training and Testing and I plan on using some base client installs for creating clones (fully patched, etc.). I'll be using XP/Vista/7 for clients in different 2003/2008 Domains. I have never had to use "Sysprep" in the past and it seems like a waste of time for my specific purpose. I can rename the workstations before I join them to my domains so my questions is simple:
If VMware Workstation already creates a new MAC Address and the machines are cloned from a fresh "Workgroup" install then should I even bother with "Sysprep" on the machines before I clone them for testing?