You verify that the clone computer belongs to the Cloneable Domain Controllers group.
- An invalid clone name was specified in DcCloneConfig.xml for the <ComputerName> element.
- A duplicate NetBIOS name (same name as the source computer or same name as an existing computer on the network) was specified in DcCloneConfig.xml for the <ComputerName> element.
- Use a valid name. The name must be in valid NetBIOS format, must not exceed 15 ASCII characters, and must not contain disallowed characters. The name cannot be in a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) format.
- Use a unique name. The NetBIOS name cannot exist on the network as the name of any computer or domain.
After you set the correct computer name in DcCloneConfig.xml, follow these steps:
- Run the following commands from an elevated command prompt:Bcdedit.exe /deletevalue safeboot
Shutdown.exe /r /t 0
- Verify that the server is successfully cloned.
You can also use clone domain controller names that are auto-generated. Such names are created when you do not specify a <ComputerName> element in the DcCloneConfig.xml. This automated process assigns a new computer name that is created by using first seven characters of the source computer, a hyphen, the letters "CL," and an incrementing number from 0001 to 9999.
For example, a source server that is named DCcohovineyard can have the following clone domain controller name that is auto-generated:
For more information about how to configure and troubleshoot VDC together with details and step-by-step guidance, see the following articles:
Article ID: 2742959 - Last Review: Sep 18, 2012 - Revision: 1