I am new to vmware and templates. From what I understand templates are meant to eliminate some repetitive tasks when creating virtual machines.
I am currently setting up a virtual machine on win2008 R2, and configuring it to be a base template using the following link as a guide. http://jeremywaldrop.wordpress.com/2008/10/28/how-to-build-a-windows-2008-vmware-esx-vm-template/
Ok great, I can eliminate some of the OS setup tasks when creating a virtual machine using my base template.
My question however is, what else are other users here putting in their templates?
Should I setup external applications in my templates such as SQL Server 2005, notepad++, wireshark? Or are templates only meant to be used for OS type settings like in the above guide?