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I am spinning up a new Windows 10 virtual machine from templete and want to be sure I create a new SID

I am working alone today and got a request to spin up to new "VDIs" or Virtual Desktop machines. I remember my first day here I ruined a template but not taking customization so this time after I deployed from desktop I made sure it selected the Customization option at the bottom. All I really customized was the IP address and did not get prompted to select a new security ID or SID. Fortunately, I did not selection to connect at power on and the new VDI is still powered off anyway. As I recall last time, because I did not select customization the new VM was created with an identical SID as the template and it corrupted it. I do not want that to happen again. Is it safe to power this VDI on? I think the template automatically joins the domain and uses the name I gave it during the creation process.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The OS Customization Process needs to have the Generate New SID option ticked, otherwise it will not Sysprep it, and change the SID.

You should be able to destroy the template, if you select Deploy from Template.... the template remains "as is".

Maybe before you converted the template to a VM which would destroy the template.

I do not want that to happen again. Is it safe to power this VDI on? I think the template automatically joins the domain and uses the name I gave it during the creation process.

Provided you select Deploy from template and Customize it... that should not alter the original template, and to Sysprep with new SID, tick the option.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
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