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8Dec/1022

Howto: Build a Windows Server 2008 R2 VMware Template

So, you have to build a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM Template ESX/ESXi?  Theres a lot of folks out there that give their 2 cents on the matter, and a few walkthroughs but everytime you read one thing you come across something new...So I decided to put my procedure online and I also added some notes about each task with reasoning for why I do each task.

I integrated bits and pieces from: SOLORI's BlogJeremy Waldrop's Blog, Techhead and  Yellow Bricks as well as various bits from technet.

Remember to setup vCenter for Guest Customizations by placing the sysprep files for all the various versions of Windows in the proper locations, refer to this VMware KB Article for locations and instructions: VMware KB: 1005593

Give your feedback, if you don't agree with something let me know!

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