If you’re getting the “windows customization resources were not found” error when trying to clone a vm from a template, then here is the answer.
Copy the contents of “Windows 2003 – CDSUPPORTTOOLSDEPLOY.CAB” into the folder “C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataVMwareVMware VirtualCentersysprepsvr2003” on your Virtual Center server. Everything should be working now.
Windows Requirements for Guest Customization
Guest customization of a Windows guest operating system can occur if:
o The guest operating system is not a primary or backup domain controller.
o The clone or template has one of the following Windows versions installed:
Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server
Windows XP Professional
Windows Server 2003, Web, Standard, or Enterprise Editions
Note: A Windows XP Home operating system guest customization is not supported.
o The Microsoft Sysprep tools are installed on the VirtualCenter management server.
o Microsoft Sysprep tools : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a34edcf2-ebfd-4f99-bbc4-e93154c332d6&DisplayLang=en