Use the Imaging Wizard to
automatically create the base vDisk image from a master target device.
Note: Windows XP and Vista are not supported in Provisioning Services
Windows NT 5.x:
- Enable Windows Automount on
Windows Server operating systems.
- Disable Windows Autoplay.
- Verify adequate free space
exists in the vDisk store, which is approximately 101% of used space on the
- Make note of which NIC(s)
the master target device was bound to when the Provisioning Services software
was installed on the target device. This information is necessary during the
Windows NT 6.x:
For Windows 7
and later, the Provisioning Services Imaging wizard changes to a block-based
cloning solution in conjunction with Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).
- Each local
disk partition is cloned separately to the vDisk. If there is a separate
"System Reserved" partition on the local disk, it must be included as a source
destination partition must be equal or larger than the source partition,
regardless of the amount of available free space in the source partition.
- If a
larger destination partition is desired, after imaging completes, use Windows
disk management "Extend Volume…"
- If a
smaller destination partition is desired, prior to imaging, the source
partition can be resized using Windows disk management "Shrink Volume…"
Note: If a Windows
reboot request message displays before the imaging process completes, ignore
the request until imaging completes successfully.
Wizard prompts for information that allows for connecting to the farm as well
as information necessary to set the appropriate credentials/Active Directory
and licensing information to apply to this particular vDisk.