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Can you have an OS image with SQL Server work?

Hello, I like to have an image with Windows 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2012 installed and apply it to 2 VMs. Will SQL Server work? What do I need to do to SQL Server to make it work normally on these 2 VM? Thanks, Paul
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SQL Server works well in a VM. I have done it several times myself and used other, much larger VM systems at work. Is there something specific you are having trouble with?
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You can absolutely create a VM image and then do multiple installations of SQL Server from it, yes. You will need to use sysprep to do the installation of SQL Server so that you can uniquely name it as you instatiate each VM. [Here's the documentation][1] on how to do that. [1]: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee210754.aspx
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