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Hyper-V VM linked Clone - Cloning a vDC - II



Part I described how you can do Linked Cloning in Hyper-V without messing up your Virtual Machines same as VMWare workstation Linked Cloning feature.

In Part II you will be guided through special steps required for virtual Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller linked cloning.

Windows Server 2012 becomes virtualization aware not like previous windows releases, a new VM-Generation-ID unique Identifier is incorporated as an additional attribute of a Domain Controller’s Computer object in AD as well as of VM host which is running Virtual DC instance.


Hyper-V VM linked Clone - Doing it the right way - I

Missing the easy VMWare workstation Linked Cloning feature in Hyper-V client ?
Part I describes how you can do the same, saving huge disk space and the most important without messing up your Virtual Machines.



Part II will guide you through special steps required for virtual Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller cloning since it becomes virtualization aware not like previous windows releases.