Use the Imaging Wizard to automatically create the base vDisk image from a master target device.
Windows NT 6.x:
The Provisioning Services Imaging wizard provides a block-based cloning solution in conjunction with the 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 partition.
- Each destination partition must be equal to or larger than the source partition, regardless of the amount of available free space in the source partition.
- If a larger destination partition is needed, after imaging completes, use Windows disk management "Extend Volume…"
- If a smaller destination partition is needed, before 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.
The Imaging 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.