How to Copy a windows 2016 server on a  VMware  VSphere 6.0

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Hi

We use VMware Vsphere 6.0 and I have a Windows 2016 template server which is in a powered off state. At the moment I want to copy this server and build for the purpose of new role and would like to keep the master copy Windows 2016 template server.
If I copy the 2016 template server, will the copied sever have a separate MAC address?

Please post me the steps and best way to achieve this.

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Create a Template. (if you have a vSphere Template)

Right Click your Master and Click CLONE to Template, and then Deploy from Template.

The new server will have a new MAC Address.

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Hi Andrew

Thank you so much all working good now :)

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Thanks again Andrew
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no problems

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