After building an image and than useing the customization wizard to build my paramaters, each time the VM gets deployed it keeps looking for the I386 files in \sysprep\i386, where can i change the sysprepr.inf that gets build by the customization wizards since its not looking where i want if for i386 files.
Check this link.
This is the way I usually did it. I created a build (server) the way I wanted it. This was a vanilla build. Then turned it into a template. Then I created in the "Customization Specification Manager the different tweaks that i needed. When building the server from template, I then choose the tweak that I need and it builds without issue. Just make sure you have all the licenseing and passwords correctly. You shoulden't have any issues after that.
Hope that helped.
Thats where my problem is, I have a vanilla build of XP, i shutdown the image, and than create it a template from that. I than customize my deployment and it keeps looking for the I386 files in the c:\sysprep folder, not sure how I am suppose to get the I386 files into that folder??? Will take a look @ scotts post
If you're looking for where to put your sysprep information in 2.5, it's here : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\sysprep\svr2003
Each OS gets its own folder for customization.
If you're asking for where i386 folder location is stored, it is in the registry: Look here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup
By chance, did the initial install of this VM use a NLite CD? If so, that's the problem. I have this same problem and the only way to get around it was to recreate the template using an authentic ISO.
FYI the new 2.5 VC "sysprep" deletes existing Sysprep folders and does not query the registry for the default i386 directory upon bootup. I'm trying to find out how to edit the customization specification .xml file to include an i386 path but I haven't figured that out yet.
Edit... looks like the above link is promising.
I found the best solution was to create a /sysprep/i386 folder and copy them all into there...ESX's setup will use these files and then delete the whole /sysprep folder for you...