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    Anybody deploying windows 2012 servers from a template and using customization? We've made an attempt at customization but have found the results to be less then expected.

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    Re: deploying windows 2012 servers from template w/customization

    Do you might sharing some more information like which VMware product you are using?
    Marcel
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    • #3
      Re: deploying windows 2012 servers from template w/customization

      Sure Marcel,
      We are using vsphere 5.1 esxi with VMware vCenter server and are experimenting with deploying ms windows 21012 server.

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      • #4
        Re: deploying windows 2012 servers from template w/customization

        And what didn't work, or what did you expected to work?
        Marcel
        Technical Consultant
        Netherlands
        http://www.phetios.com
        http://blog.nessus.nl

        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
        "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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        • #5
          Re: deploying windows 2012 servers from template w/customization

          Probably the issue is actually a profile issue. The local "administrator?" profile is setup with some specific things such as the "metro" desktop was changed to be the more traditional desktop with some short cuts. I'm thinking we don't know how to change the "default?" profile so that when we deploy and somebody else logs in, their profile is created and has the metro look and no short cuts. That's all i can recall now, its been a month since we did our first test deployment in anticipation of somebody wanting to use 2012 but pretty much anybody wanting a new vm/application has shied away and want 2008 r2 instead. It would be interesting to see what others have done as far as tweeks to their images to be more optimized for a virtualized environment. Thing like disabling screen savers etc.

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          • #6
            Re: deploying windows 2012 servers from template w/customization

            AFAIK 2012 Customization was not supported in 5.1

            With the release of 5.1 U1 it is
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