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I am creating a vm called template.

I plan to do sysprep and use this as my base vm.
It will have vs 2010, office 2010, sp designer 2010 and a few tools.

When I am ready to stop template and put it in some storage template place, what do I do?

When I want to create a new vm, what do I do?

I can't just copy and paste a vm from where it is to storage, then copy and paste back, can I?  Also, when do I do sysprep?  

Thanks for all your help, I am a developer and new to any sort of server config stuff. I need to learn the right way.

My file structure is like this:

d:\Virtual Machines
  WIN7
  DB
  SP2010
  TEMPLATE

z:\storage\templates_vms
 (this is where I want to put template)
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Luciano PatrãoConnect With a Mentor ICT Senior Infraestructure  Engineer  Commented:
Hi

This is some good articles, how o use templates.

http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/microsoft-hyper-v-articles/general/managing-hyper-v-systemcenter-virtual-machine-manager-2008-part1.html  (this article has 2 parts)

http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/general-virtualization-articles/cloning-hyper-v-virtual-machines-right-way-part1.html (this article has 2 parts)

With this 2 articles you can understand how templates work, and how to use the sysprep.

Also take a look at this one.

http://sondreb.com/blog/post/Hyper-V-Making-Template-Virtual-Machines.aspx

Hope this can help

Jail

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