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Cloning 2008 R2 VMs, SIDS, and WSUS

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I have a group of production RDS servers running as VMs in VMWare.  I wanted to take one and clone it, then remove and readd it to the domain and use as a test RDS server.  I did this, and all appears to have worked well, but I think my new test server is now running with the same SID as the production server that I cloned it from because WSUS is goofy between the two.  I've read another article on here with someone that had the same issue, but I'm unclear what they did to resolve it.  My question is:

When you just "clone" a VM in VMware, it does not create a new SID.  What methods of copying/cloning a machine in VMware can I use that will give a new SID?  Do I need to create a template and then deploy from that?  Or will that not give a new SID either?  I don't want to lose all my RDS settings and customizations, and I need the server to stay as it is other than renaming it.
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