VMware Player to create virtual machine for WIM deployment
I would normally use a physical machine to create a base image, sysprep and then use IMAGEX to get a WIM file which we then distribute using WDS. Works well.
However I am attempting to try the same using a virtual machine as the base image rather than a physical which gives me the advantages of being able to take snapshots along the process of the build.
Is there anything to watch out for that should be different?
I know I will need to slipstream in the drivers to the image once created or install them post image.
I do note that the windows 7 64bit install that I am almost finished with has VMWare tools installed. Can these remain on the image when I run the sysprep part or do I need to uninstall them, and if so does it matter when I uninstall?
Any help or tips appreciated?