I'm trying to understand this feature of Studio. Today when we sell our app as a Windows vApp, we are required by our Microsoft licensing to include hardware and so its not really virtual that the customer can deploy on their hardware. Someone indicated that with the newest Studio, we could use JEOS? and strip out enough that when the customer deployed the vApp, they would at that time provide the Microsoft windows (and license) and we would not need to distribute hardware. I've been trying to read through the product documentation and I just do not see this (and I have no idea how it could be done as some products install into the registry and the like.
Can anyone give me any pointers and/or direction on this?
You are probably looking for the SIF support. So for Windows you could export all the bits minus the ISO and stripping out passwords.
Later the user would provide their own ISO for rebuilding.
Search for sif in the developer documentation:
Table 13-2 has more information on the cli options.