I have an ESXi V6.7.0 updated with the latest patches as of 20190516
I have a Windows 10 VM that is not a member of a domain and is loaded with desired applications and configurations.
VMWare tools has been installed and updated according to Update Manager.
I converted this "base" VM to a template to use for deploying additional unique VMs into our domain.
As part of creating a new VM from the template, I also created a customized specification.
The new VM was created; however, the custom specification was not applied. With the VM powered down, I was able to go to Guest OS | Customize Guest OS.
The only thing that I did not select was "Log in automatically as administrator."
Does the image need to be Syspreped prior to creating the template?
There were a couple of snapshots associated with the VM prior to making it into a template.
This process seems pretty straightforward but I am missing something.
Any guidance is appreciated.