Our very own Jonathan Jordan just posted some great info on creating templates for use with VM creation:
Templates save time! Templates make multiple custom deployments easy! Learn to use Templates!
So, essentially I have marked up two great TechNet articles on creating virtual machines from templates. This sounds a bit backwards, but these articles provide all the information needed to Create A Template. I have pointed out important points and added comments where a newbie may easily go astray. Consider this a ‘Best Practices’ for simply creating a usable template. As you learn to master this process you may find yourself branching out into greater and greater customizations.
For all the details see Jonathan's blog post here.
J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer
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