last week I had to deploy 25virtual Windows (XP) Clients an on VMware ESX Cluster. One of the requirements was that the clients must be member of a Windows Active Directory.
After setting up vCenter (copy sysprep) I installed a reference Windows XP vm, convert them to a template and defined a Customization Specification like this:
During the cloning process, by using the template with the recently created custom spec, the domain join always fails and the Computer Account was disabled at each try.
Ok, now I tried modify some parameter of the Custom Specification:
- Changing the Domain from fqdn to the NetBIOS Domain “SUB”
- Altered the Username to SUB\joinuser or joinuser@SUB or email@example.com