Sysprepping templates SCVMM 2012R2 vs VMWare
Posted on 2015-01-24
When deploying VMWare templates with VMWare tools installed, sysprepping always happens when the new virtual machine is being deployed from the template. It looks to me that the process in SCVMM 2012 R2 is somewhat different. When creating a template in SCVMM 2012 R2 from a virtual machine, it gets destroyed and seems to be automatically sysprepped in the process(or so it seems judging by the result template and the messages given in the gui when performing this). When creating a template in SCVMM 2012 R2 from a virtual disk, it seems that I need to sysprep the OS on the virtual disk in advance. I can't find any sources that verifies this or the actual process regarding sysprep. Could anyone here comment on this and bring some sources or arguments that either backs this up or explains it differently?