Deploying A Windows 2008 SP2 x86 resulting in a failed Sysprep

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  • DJP90
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    Dear all,

    I’m having trouble with deploying 2 Windows 2008 SP2 x86 templates:

    Windows 2008 SP2 Enterprise x86
    Windows 2008 SP2 Standard x86

    All other Windows 2008 work fine except for those two.

    While they still are VM’s the Network List Service is started automatically but when converted to a template and deployed this service is disabled hence the Sysprep won’t run (fails).

    I’ve been searching the net like crazy but haven’t found anything to solve this problem yet…

    We’re running on VMWare vCenter Server v4.1.0 and vSphere Client v4.1.0

    Does any of you know how to solve this problem?

    Thanks in advance,

    Dennis


    Dumber
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    #201554

    Re: Deploying A Windows 2008 SP2 x86 resulting in a failed Sysprep

    The Sysprep configuration, is it included in the template?


    bigboi
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    Re: Deploying A Windows 2008 SP2 x86 resulting in a failed Sysprep

    No it’s not included, we have existing customization specifications, there for it needs the service to be started.


    Dumber
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    #201555

    Re: Deploying A Windows 2008 SP2 x86 resulting in a failed Sysprep

    Sysprep for Windows 2008 should be included in the template itself.
    http://d3planet.com/rtfb/2010/05/18/creating-an-activated-windows-server-2008-r2-vmware-template-using-microsoft-sysprep/


    bigboi
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    Re: Deploying A Windows 2008 SP2 x86 resulting in a failed Sysprep

    That’s also a way of putting it…

    Though, VMWare has an option to customize specifications. Such as generate a new SID etc.

    There’s this vbs script that must be run once, and it’s located on another server. There for it needs the Network List Service to be enabled…

    The main problem is that during the converting and deploying this service becomes disabled, making the script unable to runonce (like Sysprep).


    Dumber
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    #201556

    Re: Deploying A Windows 2008 SP2 x86 resulting in a failed Sysprep

    Which customization are you referring to?
    Can you make a screenshot of it?


    bigboi
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    Re: Deploying A Windows 2008 SP2 x86 resulting in a failed Sysprep

    Not sure what use a screenshot will be, but i could make one tomorrow… ;)

    In vSphere you go to management and you select Customization Specification.

    I think we have our own (vbs) Script that it must run through… Though the script isn’t the problem…

    It’s the Network List Service that get’s disabled preventing the Sysprep or script from running…

    I’m 100% sure that the Network List Service is the problem, but I cannot seem to find a reason why it automatically turns to disabled when converted to a template and being deployed…


    Dumber
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    #201557

    Re: Deploying A Windows 2008 SP2 x86 resulting in a failed Sysprep

    I believe you that the Network List Service is the problem ;)
    However I’m not sure if you are deploying it using the correct method ;)

    Btw, this might also help after sysprep.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766314(WS.10).aspx
    Using Setupcomplete.cmd and enter an sc command to configure the service as automatic and start it?


    bigboi
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    Re: Deploying A Windows 2008 SP2 x86 resulting in a failed Sysprep

    It should be the correct method :?

    My other templates use the same method ;) So that should’nt be the problem.

    My other templates are:
    Win 2K8 R2 Datacenter
    Win 2K8 R2 Web
    Win 2K8 R2 Enterprise
    Win 2K8 R2 Standard
    Win 2K8 SP2 Core x64
    Win 2K8 SP2 Core x86
    Win 2K8 SP2 Enterprise x64
    Win 2K8 SP2 Enterprise x86 (problem one)
    Win 2K8 SP2 Standard x64
    Win 2K8 SP2 Standard x86 (problem one)

    All work except for those two… So the method should be correct ;)

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