Sunday, May 31, 2009

Windows requires activation after cloning a VM

Force re-activation the base image instead of having to activate every clone of it. Even if your base image is activated correctly the clones created from it might require an activation.

A simple workaround is to force VMware to generate a new MAC address. This will probably cause Windows to ask you to re-activate your base image. Once this is done you can clone it without having to re-activate it again.