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Hyper-V Windows 2008 R2 template

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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi

I need to build 3 Windows 2008 R2's and i would love to build these from a template. Anyone got any easy steps to follow in order to do something like this?


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Do you mean servers? The only way to create a template would be to set up the first server and use imaging software [such as Norton Ghost] to copy. Then, change names of new servers and re-join them to the domain. BTW, re-joining them to the domain is important in order to create new SIDs for each server, otherwise, you might be getting into the world of hurt.

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Yeah... Or you were talking about virtual servers, and it's too late, and I can't concentrate... :-\

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so sorry i should have added i they will be VM's on Hyper-V with the Hyper-V host being Windows 2008 R2 .

again apologies

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Unfortunately, I am not familiar with Hyper-V. With many VM software, I know you can simply create your first machine, create a copy of the VM hard drive file, create a new machine and just make the machine use that hard drive. Essentially, sort-of disk cloning, just faster. This could work for you, as long as you remember to change server names and re-join them to the domain, as to generate new SIDs for them.
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