Windows Virtual Desktop - Add another server

Stavros Mitchell 21 Reputation points
2021-02-16T19:29:33.707+00:00

Hey everyone,

I have a client that had VDI in place for a year so prior to the new spring edition. He currently has 1 vm and needs to add one more for perfomance. The problem is he has no base image. They installed all the application on the vdi itself. Is there any way to clone everything to the next vm without him getting all his developers to re do the installation.

thanks for the help

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  1. Andreas Baumgarten 77,651 Reputation points MVP
    2021-02-16T19:54:18.787+00:00

    HI @Stavros Mitchell ,

    It should be possible but needs some work/steps:

    • Create a snapshot of the VM's disk(s)
    • Shutdown the VM
    • Create a new VM based on the snapshot
    • Start the clone and sysprep/generalise the cloned machine
    • Create a new VM based on the generalised image
    • Start the original/first VM

    Sources:
    https://gennaromigliaccio.com/how-to-duplicate-an-azure-virtual-machine
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/capture-image-resource

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    Regards
    Andreas Baumgarten

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