I am setting up Solidcp to manage/create Windows 2012 R2 VMs for Hyper-v
I tried to follow this guide to create OS templates:
I followed all the instuctions, but got stuck in this section:
In the SolidCP OS Templates you can give it a path on the server. This will be the path that the vhd/vhdx will be stored.
Name: Give it a useful name that everyone will see in SolidCP.
File Name (With Extension): This is the vhdx file such as Win2012r2DC.vhdx
Index of the volume to expand: This is generally set to 1 (We have seen on 2016 this is normally 0)
Sysprep files: \Windows\System32\sysprep\unattend.xml
Use legacy adapter: Not Ticked
Can set a computer name: Ticked
Can set an Administrator password: Ticked
Can set IP addresses: Ticked
I am not sure where to find the above options. The video stops after creating the sysprep image but does not show where to place them, in which folder, etc… What am I missing?
Thanks in advance,
I figured this out, but not anywhere in this site.
Please Solidcp, include the following piece of information to your tutorial:
After this step:
Mount the VHD(X) file and replace the unattend.xml file with the one called 2012r2DC-Unattend.xml (You will need to rename this).
Do the following:
– Place all your VHD(X) files that you will use as OS templates in the same folder.
– In the same folder where the VHD(x) files are placed, create one index.xml file with the simillar content to this:
<!– Windows Server 2012 –>
<item path=”2012r2″ diskSize=”130″ remoteDesktop=”true”>
<name>Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center</name>
<vmconfig networkAdapters=”true” />
– For every template VHD(X) file you have, add an item with its details in the index.xml file
Items section explanation:
path=”2012r2″ refers to the path and file name of the vhd(x) file
disksize=”130″ refers to the size of the disk space allocated to the virtual machine
name=”Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center” refers to the name you want displayed in the “OS Templates” drop down menu when you create the VPS
– After you placed all the vhd(x) files in the folder and created the index.xml file, add the path to the folder to the Virtual Private Server Setting “OS Templates” .
I hope this helps someone out there.
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