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Cloning virtual Server 2008 with vCenter 4 - Fail

sknoll84
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vCenter 4 server, tring to clone a Windows Server 2008 platform.  I go though the wizard, do some basic config with the sysprep wizard, and the cloning begins.....it errors out after around 12%

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i have a machine called Cloned 2008 Platform - we just clone from this machine.....
trying to clone to new machine titled 'harpo - backups'
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Windows Server 2008 has SysPrep built-in under C:\Windows\System32\SysPrep.
I guess this is why the Guest Customization Wizard of vCenter is failing.
 

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the wizard works just fine

im able to customize and move forward to the finish button

the clone beings and takes 20 min before it fails
Please check the datastore for free space and update whether you have any snapshots for this VM.

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600 gb free, no snapshots
What Role is being provided by this Virtual Machine ? Is it a Domain Controller, SQL Server or is it a barebone installation of Windows Server 2008 ?

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it's a barebone install of Server 2008 Standard SP2
If the VM is powered on, try powering it off and then initiate the cloning process.

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it has been off the entire time
Where is the source VMDK file stored and where are you trying to clone the new VMDK, to a new datastore or to the same datastore with a different VM name ?

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datastore exists on san.  trying to clone machine to same esxi host and same datastore where the original vm resides
Check whether any physical devices like Host CD / DVD-ROM or any ISO Image is connected to the source VM.

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still not working, thanks anyway