14 Replies Latest reply on Dec 7, 2018 6:50 AM by cegjd

    Win7 Guest Customisation

    cegjd Novice

      I am recreating my templates from our old vRA 6.2.3 to the new one 7.3


      Old templates were P2V physical machines with our internal image.


      On the new setup I am creating a blank Win7 x86 template. It is installed and set as template.


      Our Guest customisation script does 2 things - sets the hostname to the VM name, assigns an IP from vRA IPAM. These both work.


      The issue is, the VM completes but the OS itself sits at the setup page waiting for the following answers:  Locales & TimeZone, Username, Password, EULA.



      None of the other W7 templates do this, using the same Cust scripts.


      I know I can recreate the cust script and add a sysprep answer file - though not needed to in the past - but I'm unsure this will do what I need for the hostname (you lose that option to use the VM name).


      So does 7.3 process the Guest Customisation differently? How can I get the VM to complete and boot into the OS without any questions?


      I have also done the following:


      1. Run a full sysprep on the VM before saving as template

      2. Tested an old Win7 template (P2V Image) that didn't do this on the old vRAC - and this worked fine using the same Guest Cust script.

      3. Added custom properties such as