Cloning Hyper-V Virtual Machines the Right Way – Windows Server 2012 R2


Cloning of Virtual Machine using Hyper-V is not a one step process, but still nevertheless it’s easy as the following numbered list. But why this is required is something which is not explained in all the sites.

  1. Create a VM with intended Windows in Hyper-V
  2. Update the Windows VM
  3. Sysprep the Windows VM

Fortunately, I found an article series which explains the process as well as what goes behind the scenes. Even though the articles is targeted towards Windows Server 2003 and 2008, I found the article to be 100% relevant for Windows Server 2012 R2 as well.

The article is a 4 part article which you can check below.

Cloning Hyper-V Virtual Machines the Right Way (Part 1)

Cloning Hyper-V Virtual Machines the Right Way (Part 2)

Cloning Hyper-V Virtual Machines the Right Way (Part 3)

Cloning Hyper-V Virtual Machines the Right Way (Part 4)

Thanks to Brien M. Posey for writing this article.Thanks

 


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