Sysprep Windows 2008 in VMware

Today, I ran into an interesting problem using VirtualCenter’s Clone to New Machine which integrates sysprep functionality.

Sysprep Windows 2008 in VMware 1

Apparently, Guest Customization of Windows 2008 is not supported at this time (5/8/2008). Luckily, I found excellent solutions on the VMTN Forums.
http://communities.vmware.com/message/934733#934733

If you switch the template’s OS specification to VISTA, you are able to proceed with your clone.

Sysprep Windows 2008 in VMware 2

This change to the version allows the Customization Wizard to continue.

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