Destination Customizations during P2V (VMWare converter)

Posted on 2012-09-18
Last Modified: 2013-07-25
I have a test Windows 2008 R2 SP1 server which I am trying to convert to a virtual image.  I am using:

ESXi 5.0
Converter v5.0

The image comes out great / bootable, etc. but none of the destination customizations take effect.  The virtual guest is still named the physical server's name.  I don't see any errors anywhere.  Is there something the ESXi host or the converter or the original server needs in order to 'sysprep' these changes during the conversion process?
Question by:NAMEWITHELD12
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    It should perform the customizations, and "chain sysprep" to complete these changes.
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    Looks like it was successful in changing the SID, but nothing more.  I checked the event logs on the guest, there doesn't appear to be any mention of sysprep occurring on the guest after boot or subsequent reboots of the guest....I guess I can just manually make the change if the SID changed...just weird it doesn't seem to work the way it's supposed to....  

    FYI -- Both the guest and the original have to be on the network at the same time for the project I'm doing.
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    will update soon

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