Using a Generalized image in Azure Lab Services Lab Plan

Mas023 10 Reputation points


I need to use a Generalized image in my lab because I need each lab's virtual machine to have a unique SID. I created my image and used Sysprep to Generalize it. This however didn't work because my Lab machines don't start.

Any insight is much appreciated.



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Azure Lab Services
An Azure service that is used to set up labs for classrooms, trials, development and testing, and other scenarios.
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  1. Michael Durkan 12,196 Reputation points MVP


    where are you creating the custom image from - Azure or from Hyper-V On-Premises and uploading it?

    It is supported as per the steps in the article below:

    One thing to be aware of "if" you have used Hyper-V - the disk needs to be a fixed-size disk and not dynamically expanding as this is not supported and will cause the deployment to fail.

    Hope this helps,


    Michael Durkan

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