You must manually customize Windows NT vApp templates.

Ensure minimum NT SP6 is installed.

Ensure VMware Tools are installed.

1

Click Catalogs.

2

On the vApp Templates tab, select a vApp template.

3

Right-click and select Add to My Cloud.

4

In the guest OS, shut down the virtual machine.

5

Power off the virtual machine and ensure that the Enable guest customization check box is selected.

You must ensure that the virtual machine's NIC is not set to NONE network.

6

Start the vApp and power on the virtual machine.

The Customization CD is mounted automatically after the virtual machine powers on.

7

Right-click on the CD ROM and select Auto play.

This step copies the deployPkg.dll file to WINNT folder.

8

Power off the virtual machine.

9

Stop the vApp

10

Right-click the vApp template and select Copy to Catalog.

11

(Optional) Delete the original vApp template.

A script starts that copies files to the guest and prepares the virtual machine template for customization.

Note

If you add new Windows NT vApp Templates, you need to complete only steps 4-7 once. You do not need to repeat these steps for additional virtual machines in the Catalog that result from copying these virtual machines.