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Creating more VM's from an image in HyperV

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I have Windows 2008 R2 SP1 with VDA licenses.
I will be using this server to host Win 7 virtual desktops.
I do not have SCVMM.
I want to create and master image that I can use to setup the mulitple VMs.
Once I have configured the master image what is the best way to use it to deploy the actual VMs?

i) Sysprep the master?
ii) Export the master in HyperV or Copy the .VHD and do a New - Virutal Machine
iii) Run NewSID
iv) Keep it as a member of the domain or put it into a workgroup.
Etc.

Thanks.
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I would recommend sysprepping the master image but you should remove all NICs and references to images. This way copying only the VHD would suffice.  doing sysprep would eliminate the need for NewSID (It is now unsupported). You should keep the master image in workgroup as the change in SID would invalidate the relationship with the domain and you would need to disjoin and join the domain.

Hope that helps.

Regards,
Shahid
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