vmware vSphere Cloning Domain Joined member server?
Posted on 2014-11-08
We have a Windows 2012 R2 TS environment, each of the servers in the TS environment have been manually set up from a plain 2012 R2 template.
Now that they are setup with programs and applications, we would like to add another one with out creating it from scratch.
Can I simply clone one of the TS servers and simply run the customization over it, or do I need to take it off the domain first? In addition to this we have a gateway/broker server, do I need to remove the intended server im cloning out of the broker server first.
I am thinking the best way is
1) Remove from Broker server, and uninstall Remote host services
2) Take off Domain
The issue I have with doing it this way, is i'm basically stripping out a working TS server into a state that could potentially cause issues when re-added... I could take a snapshot of the broker, AD, and the TS before making all these changes..... but seems like alot of messing around.
vmware: ESXi 5.5