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At one of my client's site, there's running VMs (on Win 2008 R2).
The client do not have the hardened template anymore & the
client want to have additional VMs (also running Win 2008 R2
but with different hostname & IP address & possibly SID?).

What's the fastest way for me to create the additional VMs?
1)Clone a current existing VM to a template, then deploy the
   new VMs from this template   Or
b)clone from a current existing VM, sysprep the cloned VM
   to change its hostname, Sid & IP address?

Pls give step by step, click by click instructions
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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both are about the same time....

if you have the Clone option (right click on VM Clone), it's less to do....

Clone to Template, Deploy Template with Customization Option.

or, more of a manual way...

see my EE Article Step by Step with pictures

HOW TO: Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0

and then start up VM,  disconnect from network in network settings, run Sysprep, change machine name and IP address.
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by:sunhux
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What about Windows licence, do we need to deactivate the cloned
VM's Windows 2008 R2 licence & then reactivate.

I suppose for software like Tivoli agent & Symantec AV, I'll need
to reinstall?
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Yes, I would actually remove the Tivoli Agent and Symantec AV from the clone, and re-install afterwards, so your clone is a clean clone.

I would also deactivate the license, in the clone, and activate once you have successfully dpeloyed, and completed install of Tivoli Agent and Symantec AV, e.g. leave Activation until the last minute, should be the last item on your check list before production!
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