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How do i copy a HYPER V VM and use it on the same HYPER V server to create multiple server OS

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Hi All,

I have created a VM in HYPER V and added programs, done windows updates, set security features etc.

How do i use/replicate this VM on the same HOST as a base image so i don't have to go through creating another image etc and have to reinstall SVR2008r2 each time.

I need to create 2 more OSs exactly the same build but with different names and IPs etc?

Cheers

Matt
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You need to sysprep the image or you'll create problems for your network.  Then export the VM.  Import it and one of the options will allow you to create a new ID for it.

If you use SCVMM, you can create template VMs and the like more easily.
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Thanks Lee,

Can this SCVMM be installed on a Server running Hyper-V? Or does it need its own OS?

Cheers
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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I'd suggest starting with tutorials on the product since you're not familiar with it.  Here's a good multi-part one:
http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/microsoft-hyper-v-articles/management/system-center-virtual-machine-manager-beginners-part1.html
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