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I cloned a Windows 2012 Server.  I need to Sysprep the server in order to generate a new SID.  What are the procedures and best practice to follow?

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Type Sysprep in C:\Windows\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe

and then select Sysprep and Shutdown

and your done.

or, create a Customization Specification, and select Generate new SID, and it will do it as part of the CLONE.
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Run
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cd c:\windows\system32\sysprep and pressing Enter.
To run sysprep with the standard GUI options, but also the /mode:vm switch, type sysprep.exe /oobe /generalize /shutdown /mode:vm and press Enter.
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