I am working on deploying a variety of Windows OS through VMware vSphere 5.5 (clone, sysprep and customize) either manually, using powercli and/or vRO.
So far I have been able to automate the cloning and customization on most of the systems, however I am struggling to clone and fully customize WS2008 SP2 Enterprise 32bits with not user interaction.
Please note: the same OS on its x64 version behaves as expected, so I am not sure what I am missing...
At the moment, the process of cloning and syspreping work fine, however the OS gets into a status of initial set up, where I need to choose manually things like: country, time, keyboard layout:
After clicking next and accepting the windows license terms, it asks me for the new hostname and just afterwards to reset the Administrator password:
What am I missing? The administrator password is set to not expire on the source VM and vmwaretools are installed correctly.
I assume is something related to the sysprep options chosen...but how can i change them?
The logs under C:\windows\temp\vmware-imc do not show any error.
Thanks in advance