Cloning machines with VMware, Windows 2008 R2 ,SID problems

Cloning machines with VMware, Windows 2008 R2 ,SID problems

  • Don't just clone machines, they will all have the same SID

  • They will kindof work, but you will get strange errors, trust problems and some apps like WSUS won't work right

  • With 2008R2 and Win 7 you cannot run any of the SID changer programs, and there is no other solution to fix them

  • The only solution is to either let VMware generalize the machine, or to run SYSPREP yourself with the OOBE and generalize flags