Location of Sysprep files with VMware Virtualcenter 2.5

The Basic System Administration guide for VirtualCenter 2.5 requires that the sysprep files be extracted to the VirtualCenter server for guest customization to be available when cloning a virtual machine. Below are the download links for various Microsoft OSes and specific extraction instructions.

Sysprep 1.1 files
Location: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\sysprep\1.1
Download: [download]
Instructions: Extract the EXE download and copy the contents of the tools folder to the 1.1 folder.

Windows 2000
Location: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\sysprep\2k
Download: [ SP4 download]
Instructions: Extract the EXE download and then open this file: i386\deploy.cab. Copy the contents of the file to the 2k folder.

Windows 2003
Location: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\sysprep\svr2003
Download: [SP2 download]
Instructions: Run the EXE and then open this file: c:\windows\system32\deploy.cab. Copy the contents to the svr2003 folder.

Windows 2003 x64
Location: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\sysprep\svr2003-64
Download: [SP2 download]
Instructions: Extract the contents of the EXE and then extract the file SP2QFE\deploy.cab. Copy those files to the svr2003-64 folder.

Windows XP
Location: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\sysprep\xp
Download: [SP2 download]
Instructions: Open the CAB file download and copy the contents to the xp folder.

Windows XP x64
Location: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\sysprep\xp-64
Download: [SP2 download]
Instructions: Extract the contents of the EXE and then extract the file SP2QFE\deploy.cab. Copy those files to the xp-64 folder.

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