CREATE A READY TO DEPLOY WINDOWS 2008 R2 TEMPLATE – Repost

source: http://www.skypointconsulting.com/create-a-new-vmware-vm-with-the-converted-vmdk/

Here is a quick way to get a generalized VM up and running on your favorite hypervisor:

  1. Install your OS
  2. Install virtualization tools (VMware Tools, XenTools, etc.)
  3. Install patches and make necessary OS/System changes
  4. Run C:WindowsSystem32sysprepsysprep.exe
    • Select Enter System Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE)
    • Select Shutdown
    • Click OK

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  1. After the VM has been shutdown, convert it to a template
  2. To test, create a new VM from the template
  3. At boot up, Windows setup will begin
  4. When prompted, complete the setup wizard and begin using your VM

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