Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and Sysprepping a VM

Hello,

I have a Hyper-V host setup and am trying to setup a VDI for DELL WYSE clients.  This is my first attempt at such a setup.  

I am trying to create a set of pooled desktops.  I created a VM, PXE booted to WDS, pulled down my current Win10 Enterprise image.  
The first VM I created I pushed through MS Welcom setup, installed Google Earth, tested Google Earth with Remote FX.  Removed all modern apps, and kicked off sysprep.  Sysprep runs for a while visually (maybe 3-5 min) then seems to freeze, yet Hyper-V manager still shows minimal CPU usage 5%-6%.  I let this run for 10-12 hours, and then forefully turned off the machine.  Upon reboot, the computer was not sysprepped and took me to a normal login screen.

On my second attempt, I created the VM, PXE booted, pulled down the same image, except this time I went into audit mode, installed Google Earth, ran sysprep with option to shutdown the machine.  So far I have the same results.

I read the heartbeat may be confusing the Hyper-V host, so I disabled Heartbeat on the guest VM integration services.

Any insight on sysprepping Win 10 Enterprise VM on Hyper-V 2012 R2 Host?  Experience similar issues?

At a loss at the moment, wondering if I need to rebuild my Hyper-V host.
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ZorniacAsked:
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ZorniacAuthor Commented:
Hello,

Not sure if anyone is still following this question, but I apologize for not getting back to the EEs that were assisting me.  I pulled to another site, and am just now beginning to work on this project again.  

I was able to get my VMs to successfully complete a sysprep.  The resolution came from here:
http://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2016/05/windows-sysprep-for-virtual-machines/

and the solution was to run sysprep from the CLI using the following command:


sysprep.exe /oobe /generalize /shutdown /mode:vm
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Did you remove modern apps on both attempts? Improperly removing a modern app will confuse sysprep in a big way.
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ZorniacAuthor Commented:
yes I removed modern apps using

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

I then verified the apps were gone using Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers

My latest sysprep attempt actually failed with an error message:  Driver_power_state_failure
upon reboot the system is saying 'Windows could not complete the installation.  To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation.'
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Try it without removing modern apps. Helps isolate issues.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
IIRC, Win10 requires Server 2016 for a proper deployment?

Excellent VDI Step-by-Step.

I have an EE article that may be of help for Hyper-V: Some Hyper-V Hardware and Software Best Practices.
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ZorniacAuthor Commented:
Ok will do.  
So PXE boot and pull image again.
Run through standard welcome setup, install google earth.
sysprep

or should I pull image, and go into audit mode to make google earth install?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
In the very rare instances i embed an application into an inage (which i dont usually recommend), I always install programs in audit mode. That ls personal preference from experience for sure.
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ZorniacAuthor Commented:
@Philip Elder...

I researched you comment about Win10 requiring Server 2016...  I didn't find any definitive, but I also didn't find anyone detailing a Server 2012 & Win 10 VDI setup either, which leads me to think this may be the case, and the crux of my issue...
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
It is not the case at all. MDT 2013 and SCCM both officially support windows 10 using WDS, and 2016 is not yet out. They could not support win10 if that were a requirement.
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ZorniacAuthor Commented:
@Cliff Galiher
OK, gotcha.  I will proceed with the re-image and test as you stated yesterday, I will let you know shortly my results...
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ZorniacAuthor Commented:
found answer on another site
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