VMWare Cloning Stuck at Customization Windows 2008 R2 OS

The log file in c:\Windows\Temp\vmware-imc folder has an entry c:\windows\system32\sysprep\syspre.exe /quiet /generalize /oobe /reboot /unattended:c:\sysprep\syspre.xml.

I ran manually the command and I see a dialog box saying syprep could not initialize. There are one or more windows updates that require a reboot . To run sysprep reboot the computer and restart application.

Solution :

  1. Convert template to vm
  2. Add Windows feature “LPR Port Monitor”
  3. Reboot
  4. Remove feature “LPR Port Monitor”
  5. Reboot
  6. Shutdown
  7. Convert vm back to template
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