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Clone Windows 2012 VM

If I were to use vCenter to clone a Windows 2012 vm that is part of a domain, could I use the clone in the domain if I were to unjoin it and rejoin with a different name?
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NytroZ
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FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
You will clone the machine and set the nic to not power on during start up.     Once the clone is finished, change the computername, ip, etc.   You may now turn the nic back on and join it to the domain without causing a name or ip conflict.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, but the proper way, is to SYSPREP it!
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FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
Andrew, I was hoping you were around.  NytroZ, Andrew by far is an expert with VMware and other virtual technologies!!!
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Mr TorturSystem EngineerCommented:
Hi,
If you have a vcenter use template function.
Use Deploy from this template option, then choose to customize the new VM with wizard.
You will have the option to sysprep it automatically (generate a new SID checkbox).
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