Cloning Hyper-V server
I have a Hyper-V server that I'd like to use as a base image for VMs.
I read that using sysprep takes care of building the base image. I tried that and it seemed to reset the server settings after it rebooted.
Here's what I did:
- Logged onto the server (not the Hyper-V host, actual client server) and ran sysprep
- Chose OOBE, checked Generalize, and Shutdown
When the server came back up, it lost its domain and network settings.
Is there another way I should be running sysprep?
Thanks for any help.
Sysprep did it's job. It generalized the Windows Installation.
What you can do to change this is edit the XML File,
with Windows system image manager. it comes with WAIK and ADK,
This way you can preconfigure it's standard settings including domain etc.
You should check some videos on youtube. lots of tuts on this.
I make a lot of images all the time and use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit for this. You could look into that as well
VMware has a built in sysprep manager, does Hyper v have the same?