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SysPrep for deploying Windows 10 VM

Hi,

We are running vSphere 6 Update 4. vCenter Server is running on a Windows 2012R2 Server.

We have created a Windows 10 Template without joining Domain.

When we attempt to deploy VM from the Windows 10 Template, it appears that customization doesn't run (Windows 10 License / Joining Domain / Change VM Name ... etc).  We guess it may due to SYSPREP for Windows 10 is not available.

Can we ask

1) Whether SYSPREP causes the problem ?

2) Where should I find the required SYSPREP for Windows 10 and where should it be located ?

Thanks

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From the Forum, I find that there are a lot of fellows encounter similar problem.

If customization problem cannot be fixed, in order to deploy Virtual Machines, can I do the following for each VM ?

1) Make a clone of the Template VM

2) Change Machine Name

3) Enter Key

3) Join Domain

Thanks

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Actually the issue is that you are running vCenter 6 and are trying to quickprep windows 10 VMs which were not released at the moment of vSphere 6.
What you can do is this:

- Run a sysprep script on each of those VMs
- Update vCenter to a later version (VCSA 6.5) in which quickprep should be updated

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Hi,

May I ask when we create the Template, do we need to join it to Domain ?

Thanks

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No, you can run it from windows with or without AD joinSysprep (System Preparation) Overview | Microsoft Docs

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