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I am planning to clone server from windows 2012 Standard VMware template already created. I want to know whether need to run sysprep after cloning? or what is the best practices to proceed.

Noticed recently cloned server having trouble to add .Net framework 3.5 installation.
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sysprep should have been run before the template was created, What I would suggest is cloning, running sysprep, and creating another template from the sysprep'ed server.
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Microsoft recommend the use of Sysprep, when any Windows OS is CLONED!

This also applies to VMware CLONE-ING.

You can incorporate the SYSPREP function as part of the CLONE operation, checkout Customization Specification, which can be performed as part of the CLONE.

or, after the CLONE, login and  just run Sysprep.
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by:Chach DalSanto
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And just as an FYI; please remember NEVER to clone an AD domain controller.
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It does not matter, when you Sysprep, before or after, and depending what you are doing with the VM, sometimes not at all!
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