If you already created a Microsoft Sysprep deployment package and you need to generate a new one, you must replace the existing Sysprep package on each cloud cell in your installation.

Access to the Sysprep binary files for Windows 2000, Windows 2003 (32- and 64-bit), and Windows XP (32- and 64-bit).

1

Use the service vmware-vcd stop command to stop the first cloud cell.

2

Copy the new Sysprep binary files for each operating system to a convenient location on a vCloud Director server host.

Each operating system requires its own folder.

Note

Folder names are case-sensitive.

Guest OS

Copy Destination

Windows 2000

SysprepBinariesDirectory

/win2000

Windows 2003 (32-bit)

SysprepBinariesDirectory

/win2k3

Windows 2003 (64-bit)

SysprepBinariesDirectory

/win2k3_64

Windows XP (32-bit)

SysprepBinariesDirectory

/winxp

Windows XP (64-bit)

SysprepBinariesDirectory

/winxp_64

SysprepBinariesDirectory represents a location you choose to which to copy the binaries.

3

Run the /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/deploymentPackageCreator/createSysprepPackage.sh SysprepBinariesDirectory command.

For example, /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/deploymentPackageCreator/createSysprepPackage.sh /root/MySysprepFiles.

4

Use the service vmware-vcd restart command to restart the cloud cell.

5

If you have multiple cloud cells, stop each cell and copy the package and properties file to each cell.

scp /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/guestcustomization/vcloud_sysprep.properties 
/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/guestcustomization/windows_deployment_package_sysprep.cab 
root@next_cell_IP:/opt/vmware/cloud-director/guestcustomization
6

Restart each cloud cell to which you copy the files.