Cloning hyper-v vm guests and SID
Posted on 2014-03-20
I am trying to create multiple clones of a virtual machine. First of all, this machine is in production, I don't want this machine to be reset after sysprep.
Am I correct if I run sysprep on this machine to prepare for creating clones, it will wipe out SID and I have to reconfigure name and others? How can I avoid this so that even I prepare this virtual machine as a base image using sysprep, I don't want to make change any to it? Is it possible?
Another question is, I have multiple Dell Optiplex machines, same model. I often create a image of the specific model and restore to multiple machines with the same model, didn't have any problem or SID issue. The only reason I want to generate a unique SID with sysprep is because as I read online, it's requirement( though I have't really used, no problem). My question is now, is it really matter to have same SIDs on multiple computers? If then, why I didn't get any trouble till now?