ESX: Guest Customization

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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:

  1. Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server
  2. Windows XP Professional
  3. 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 :


4 thoughts on “ESX: Guest Customization

    Dexterose said:
    June 29, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Works well.

    arlanda said:
    June 30, 2008 at 2:18 am

    Jagoan virtualisasi niiih.. =) mantab om!

    NabuccoVom said:
    December 26, 2010 at 12:02 am

    I need to contact site admin urgently. Can you understand me?
    Hope for answer
    bye bye ;))

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