Tuesday, 27 August 2013

VMware PowerCLI issue using templates to create VMs depending on AD forest level

Problem:  Within my DTAP environment I use VMware vShere v5.01.  Using PowerCLI and a Windows 2008 R2 syspreped template against a Windows 2008 R2 forest level DC, I was creating my VM's in CI and test.  When I got to UAT which needs to join the VM's to the existing enterprise domain, it fails.  The existing domain controller runs at Windows 2003 level.

Work Around: I can manually add login to the VM's and add them to the domain so I know the credentials are correct.  Or manually use PowerCli to join the VM's to the domain.

Resolution: Adjusted the sysprepeped template/OSCustomisation template - network domain user string and then could add the new machine/VM to the domain.


More Info:
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1012314
 

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