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  • 1.  Newly deployed Windows VM leaves the Domain

    Posted Oct 29, 2019 02:35 AM

    Hi folks,

    I have a windows VM the is deployed from an existing template when I deploy it attaching a customization file to not to join a domain controller it works fine and I can join it to domain with no issues, but when i attach it with a customization file to add it to a domain  the VM is deployed successfully with no issues but suddenly after joining the domain it leaves it.

    A new computer account is created in the AD with a new name for that object (The Computer/VM Name) but it suddenly leaves the domain what can I do to troubleshoot that

    Domain name is different than workgroup name and I tried creating anther Customization file with no luck

    Thanks for your help in Advance



  • 2.  RE: Newly deployed Windows VM leaves the Domain

    Posted Oct 29, 2019 06:25 AM

    Not entirely sure if one should make a template from a guest os that has already joined a domain?

    I normally make templates from standalones that aren't even Windows activated, without Window Updates.

    You may want to use the SID Changer in vMotion:

    SID changer before or after Windows Update?



  • 3.  RE: Newly deployed Windows VM leaves the Domain

    Posted Oct 29, 2019 06:47 AM

    run the sysprep with Generalize and shutdown.

    then convert the VM to template.

    you should then be able to join it to the domain as well.