VMWare VM deploy from template - Sysprep

Posted on 2013-09-06
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Last Modified: 2013-09-15
I have created a window server 2012 machine and now convereted it to a template (without running sysprep)

When i deploy a VM using the template i choose Customization Wizard we already have .

Does this step take care of sysprep

Question by:MOQINFRA
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Paul Solovyovsky earned 800 total points
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Yes, this runs sysprep, with windows 2008 and 2012 it's part of the OS unlike Windows 2000 and 2003.

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so do i have to run sysprep inside widows OS as well  (Sysprep .exe /Generalize)  or it is ok not to do that and let the customization wizard of Vmware does it for us.
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by:Paul Solovyovsky
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You do not, as part of the template deployment VMware will do this for you

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