LukeLegend
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Is there a nice easy method of deploying template VM's directly into a specific AD OU.

Hi Guys

Is there a nice easy method of deploying template VM's directly into a specific AD OU.  I was looking at the "Customization Manager" but the section for "run once" scripts comes prior to the section related to joining the VM to the domain.

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daphnissov
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Not unless you're using either vRO or vRA, and even then you still have to do some work.

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LukeLegend
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I looked into using a custom sysprep answer file, I found something suggesting that it might be possible but it involved embedding credentials into a file which would not be approved of.  Also I believe I would loose the ability to pass the name from VMware into the VM.

Was this something you had previously looked into yourself just out of curiosity mate?  I imagine it would be a fairly popular feature if it existed.

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daphnissov
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No, because when you get into this type of stuff, the game becomes one of automation and I prefer to use the right tool for the job.

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LukeLegend
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I see, is vCO still a free tool?  I vaguely recollect it is/was

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daphnissov
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If you have a license to vCenter, it's included.

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LukeLegend
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Cool thanks

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