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What's the best way to go about creating a (Virtual PC/Server) virtual machine from a VHD template? Specifically, what's the best way to change the name of a virtual PC so that it is unique on a network, preferably without loading the the VM?

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reseal the VM with sysprep before you create the template. this will make every VM derived from the sysprepped template unique

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just leave the computername field empty in the sysprep file n you'll be able to set the name @ the minisetup –  MrTimpi Sep 22 '09 at 10:50
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