VMware View Administrator's Guide : Creating Desktop Pools : Linked-Clone Desktop Pools : Choosing QuickPrep or Sysprep to Customize Linked-Clone Desktops : Customizing Linked-Clone Desktops with QuickPrep

Customizing Linked-Clone Desktops with QuickPrep
You can personalize the linked-clone desktops that are created from a parent virtual machine by using the QuickPrep system tool. View Composer executes QuickPrep when a linked-clone desktop is created or recomposed.
QuickPrep customizes a linked-clone desktop in several ways:
These steps might require the linked clones to restart one or more times.
QuickPrep uses KMS volume license keys to activate Windows 7 and Windows Vista linked-clone desktops. For details, see Activating Windows 7 and Windows Vista on Linked-Clone Desktops.
You can create your own scripts to further customize the linked clones. QuickPrep can run two types of scripts at predefined times:
For guidelines and rules for using QuickPrep customization scripts, see Running QuickPrep Customization Scripts.
Note
View Composer requires domain user credentials to join linked-clone desktops to an Active Directory domain. For details, see Create a User Account for View Composer.