Cloned VM has remnants of old server in registry

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I cloned a VM called 'SERVER1', I changed the name to 'Server2', however when i look in the registry I can see remnants of 'Server1'

HKLM/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/group policy/state/<SID string>/Extension-List/DiagnosticNamespace (REG_SZ) - value of this is \\SERVER1\ROOT\Rsop\User\<SID string>

Anyone know what this is for, can I change it, delete it, ignore it?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Correct, Microsoft recommends you always use SYSPREP before you rollout your CLONE!

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so I did a sysprep on my server, I choose Out-Of-Box experience and check marked 'Generalize', and when it was finished it took the server off the domain and named it something like 'WIN-293012.....'.  I joined it back to our domain and searched but still found registry entries from 'Server1' in there.  suggestions?
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That's the Microsoft recommendation, so your server is good to rollout.

If those entries concern you, delete them.

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I deleted these entries by deleting the correct windows profile.  If you look at the SID and refer back to this location, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList, you'll just need to wipe out those particular windows profiles and the registry entries will be gone.

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