does sysprep need to be ran?
BGuy - Yes you must always run sysprep.
- It has been pointed out to me by a Senior Escalation Engineer who works with Hyper-V that this is not a supported method to clone Hyper-V VMs.
- There are supported methods to clone Hyper-V VMs that you should use instead of this method.
- Microsoft does not support duplicating VMs without sysprepping them
- You must sysprep your VMs
Peter, the author removed his own content after we had an Escalation Engineer comment how this isn't supported. Please remove the article. Thanks!