improvingdaily
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What is the best way to clone a VM with customizations but not set any NIC settings?

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I am trying to figure out what is the best way to clone a VM that could have any number of nics attached to it.  I also don't want to set any of the NIC settings for the Network Adapters.  I would like it to use the same settings as the original vm.  I have a process to disable the nics before it is powered on to account for any ip issues.  I want to beable to run a sysprep on the system and set some of the customizations just not the NIC ones.  Thanks

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AishR
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You can try configuring the answer sheet with the same network setting as you have in original vm

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improvingdaily
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OK so I have still not had any luck.  Anyone know of anyway I can copy the nicsettingmap from my sourse vm?  If you clone a system and provide no specification it copies the settings.  I guess the other option is to create a mapping for dhcp for each NIC but how do I get the mac of the nic before it is cloned?  I am not sure if I am missing something or not but all I want to do is clone a machine and run a sysprep on it with basic settings.  I don't need to change the NICs because they will be disabled and changed at a later time.

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AishR
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You can try configuring the answer sheet with the same network setting as you have in original vm

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