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Reply Michael White says: August 12, 2015 at 10:46 Hi Tony, You should use the option to export when editing the files - it will not export the passwords in a VMware took a look and had me look at this kb: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1018378. I believe the newest version can be found here: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VMRC801&productId=491 Reply Michael White says: July 21, 2016 at 16:47 Thanks very much Matt, it is now fixed. You should start with Computer name and change it to match your VM name.  You will be limited to 15 characters and that is a little tight so there may be have a peek here

Notes and Tags Info Now we can power up.  Do that and than use the right+click to open a console.  You should see the BIOS when you get the console open. I will add a note about this next update to my process. If necessary remove this VM from the domain and restart. However, when I created a new user account and logged in there was no bginfo😦 Any thoughts/suggestions? https://communities.vmware.com/thread/423048?tstart=0

Vmware Guest Customization Not Working 2012 R2

Will be working on this more tomorrow. Again, with the VMRC in use this will work much easier. I copied it to a c:\utils folder that I stash various utilities in. You'll want it to not have an ip when you convert it to a template.

In the events (vSphere Web Client 5.5/VM/Monitor/Events) of the new deployed VM I found the following error: "An error occurred while customizing . I'm not sure how soon I'll be getting to setup another template though. Re: Windows Server 2012 Guest Customization virtualinstall Mar 19, 2013 6:01 AM (in response to tombaines) Hi David, Tom,I've run into the same thing you're seeing. Vmware Guest Customization Windows 7 Not Working I converted the template to a VM, uninstalled the VMTools, rebooted, Reinstalled the VMTools and converted back to a template.

you are correct that in some circumstances it will inflate the VM disk. How can you simplify Do any languages use {woman} as the root for human? But I will update the article to reflect their suggestion. vSphere 6 Update 1b as well.

Use it to move to the Server Manager in the task bar.  Than use the arrow keys to arrow over to the Explorer option, and than use the TAB and arrow An Error Occurred While Customizing Vm No Log So the main problem was, that the customer was unable to use a provisioned and running Windows guest to deploy new Windows guests. We need to log in. Michael Reply Win2K12-Templ - Giacomo Testa's Blog says: February 22, 2016 at 00:34 […] https://notesfrommwhite.net/2014/07/20/how-to-build-a-windows-2012-r2-vmware-template/ […] Reply Mike Day says: May 31, 2016 at 15:37 Hey Mike, Great article!

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You should have the VMRC ready to use, as it is a much better experience then using the normal remote console.  Find the bits here to install on your work machine, http://www.running-system.com/server-2012r2-vmware-guest-customization-sysprep-not-starting-2/ I just followed your guide (to the letter!) to build a new Win2012R2 template for one of my new environments, thinking it would solve a deployment problem I have. Vmware Guest Customization Not Working 2012 R2 Michael Reply Adrian Kielbowicz (@AdrianK_) says: January 28, 2015 at 10:40 Have you guys seen any issues with DefProf and tiles being broken? Vmware Guest Customization Log I asked others who do this and they agree that the do it, and that it might expand things, but it can help performance.

Just a note that your link to the VMRC up above is old and returns a ‘The download is no longer available'. navigate here As you can see the first thing it does its sysprepping the system then reboots and set the guest as specified in the customization specification wizard. Windows Update may show never updated but it has been so ignore that. Truly disappointing, if you ask me. Vmware Clone Customization Not Working

It does not appear they even understand what the actual issue is or why it's happening, but they've essentially washed their hands of the matter. January 2016 at 2:19 PM I had the same problem after Upgrading to vSphere 6.0 U1b. I think 99% of the time you will want to use this option, so you can find a server much easier and not keep a log of your VMs in some Check This Out Thanks, Mike Reply Michael White says: June 18, 2016 at 15:23 Hi Mike, sorry for late response.

But after the clone process, the guest customization started, but never finished. Windows 2012 R2 Vmware Template Best Practices I gave up and have reached out to VMware. February 2016 at 4:42 PM VCenter 5.5 environment with a Windows 2012 R2 template.

If you want your VMs to be sysprepped (recommended) all you have to do is check this box.

Reply Michael White says: May 28, 2015 at 10:53 Welcome, but also thanks Keith for letting me know. There is no /var/log/vmware-imc directory and no logs to shed any light on this, but the packages that were installed on the template are still there: # dpkg -l | grep Now we should restart. Vmware Customization Specification Not Working Windows 10 How do you avoid any issues with conflicting SIDs when deploying multiple VMs from this template without SYSPREP?

VMware obviously "injects" something into the OS at this point (like the sysprep file) and what is meant to happen is the OS boots up and then a minute or two Michael Reply Martin K says: May 1, 2015 at 08:32 Hi Michael, Thanks for the guide, this will be really helpful. Do you have any idea what may be the issue? this contact form I like to pin IE to my Task Bar.  So click on the Window icon in the bottom left.  This will change your desktop to Aero.

Reply Michael White says: August 30, 2014 at 12:14 Hi there, No, I do not run sysprep before turning the VM into a template. Everything virtual. TB 23. I think it was an old problem that was fixed.

This is a known bug from VMware that is present in vCenter 5.5 for Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 guest OSs.     After the VM finally boots up the guest If I do a simple machine clone and set to customize it, it works great. Things to think about I believe that if the User Profile Manager tool works for you that it should be purchased. Why do Internet forums tend to prohibit responding to inactive threads?

v2.4 - 1/4/15 - added some verbage and link to Michael Websters article on Dude Where's my Drive Letters? Michael Reply Tony says: August 6, 2015 at 09:41 Where are the customization files stored, we just built a new VC 5.5 U2e and used the appliance this time rather than return code -2147217398(0x8004100a) After this, each reboot leads to a message on screen saying VM customization in progress. Oz Edri 09/11/2015 at 19:28 (UTC 2) Link to this comment Reply Thank you for your comment.

I like to get the Date / Time right first.  So first do the Time Zone.  Click on the Clock in the taskbar and select Change date and time settings … vSphere infrastructure Windows 2012 R2 ISO up on your virtual infrastructure - and know where it is! Does boiling tap water make it potable? Thanks, Michael Reply SQL Server Templates with VMware - Dude Where's My Drive Letters? | Long White Virtual Clouds says: January 2, 2015 at 05:21 […] exist after the VM is

You can add your VMs to your domain only by completing these boxes with the necessary information. I think your issues are all related to how the drives are managed or rather not managed. February 2016 at 3:39 AM Just had the same issues with VM Version 11 templates utilized by our vRA 7 environment. I had to go ahead and proceed with that computer, but I'm hoping to make a template out of a good, completed build following your guide here.

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System Preparation tools are built into the Windows 8 operating system and do not have to be downloaded.