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Cloning VM to be serving as Windows Terminal Server 2003

Hi All,

I'd like to know what might be the result of making one VM as terminal Server 2003, joined it to the domain and then clone it for secondary node to be added later on to  the Terminal Server Load balancing cluster ?

is this safe to do ? because now I'm having problem with adding one of the node into the NLB Cluster (it always ask for password and keeps rejecting my DOMAIN\ADmin) ?

Thanks.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you clone any Windows Workstation or Server, you must use Sysprep.

However, cloning machines to use in a cluster or network load balance, is probably not a good idea.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
also as this is a clone, and you are using NLB, you will get issues when trying to create the cluster, and converging will not work with "No interfaces are available for installing a new cluster"!

because it's a clone.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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jjozAuthor Commented:
ah... no wonder when I tried to add the other cloned node I always get the credentials prompt :-|

so at the moment I'll
1. sysprep it now and then
2. restart
3. exit the domain
4. restart
5. join the domain
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
yes, then you need to follow the Microsoft kb, if you get issues with the Cluster, if you get the error message,
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jjozAuthor Commented:
ok, I'll search around for SPN / SID duplicate script so that i know what to look for here and then do the sysprep on the problem server.
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jjozAuthor Commented:
many thanks man !
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