Clone 2012R2 RDS server

I have 3 session servers, 2 brokers, and a gateway. I am in need of more capacity. Rather than building a server from scratch, could I easily clone one of the session servers to make another 2 quickly? And if i can, how? If it matters this is on a 2012R2 Hyper-V cluster.

Casey WeaverManaged Services Windows Engineer IIIAsked:
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Unfortunately not. To avoid conflicts, the clone soul need to be generalized, and that breaks a lot of things. Using an image for rapid deployment is a decision you gave to make during the build process. You can't effectively and safely do so from an active in-use machine.

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Bryant SchaperCommented:
I agree start from scratch.  We have tried cloning numerous times and it just does not work. Best you could do is a take an image to close state and then clone and complete leaving the roles off. Our solution was to switch to a group policy driven build based on membership and location in an ou.
Casey WeaverManaged Services Windows Engineer IIIAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your insight as to the why's Cliff! And thank you, Bryant, for your sharing your personal experiences! We'll start building an official template.
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