Cloning - Vmware
Posted on 2012-04-12
I would like to clone my TS server (win 2008 std R2) to create a test environment ( i need an exact setup).
I managed to clone, but it keeps saying it only has 3 days until automatic activation (when you go to control panel > system) and i keeps having a pop up warning about remote desktop connection is not going to work properly because i have passed grace period.. something like that)
When i ran this command slmgr.vbs -dli, it says i have 29 days to go.
I suspect this is a GUID issue
When i run the clone from the vware console, i have already choose the option to generate new GUID /SID but still no good.
I also have tried to use sysprep, but still giving me the same result unless if i have done it in the wrong way.
What i'm trying to achieve is to have a test machine (an exact config i have in the current TS machine) so that i can test a software for 1 week to check if the software works or not.