johnswb
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Deploying Win2k3 Servers from vCenter Win2k8 Server

Ok, adding the sysprep info in Winows server 2008 is a bit differnet then Windows server 2003. Doing what is located here will not work. Does anyone know where the correct location of the sysprep files should be on a Win2k8 server?

When I try and deploy a Win2k3 server I get the follwoing message:

"Windowscustomization resources were not found on the server"

Thanks in advance

Will Johnson VCP on VI3 / VI4 vSphere 5
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Troy_Clavell
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maybe this will be useful?

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johnswb
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The helps a lot but I'm still unable to deploy the template. I've put the sysprep files for each Windows version in the correct location and still unable to select any of the options in "Guest Customization". FYI, I'm trying to deploy a Win2k3 64-bit VM.

Will Johnson VCP on VI3 / VI4 vSphere 5
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Troy_Clavell
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you have created a guest customization spec already for your deployments? Or are all the options greyed out?

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johnswb
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Yes I did create a customization spec and yes they are greyed out.

Will Johnson VCP on VI3 / VI4 vSphere 5
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Troy_Clavell
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and you have the x64 bit 2003 files in the correct folders? Is it greyed out of all templates you try to deploy?

Have you tried restarting your vCenter Server Service?

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johnswb
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I've restarted the serivce and made sure the 64-bit sysprep was in the proper location. C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\sysprep\svr2003-64 that I got from here - Windows 2003 x64 Download

Will Johnson VCP on VI3 / VI4 vSphere 5
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