If the settings on a guest virtual machine are not in synch with vCloud Director or an attempt to perform guest customization has failed, you can power on and force the recustomization of the virtual machine.


This operation requires the rights included in the predefined vApp User role or an equivalent set of rights.


  1. Click My Cloud.
  2. In vApps, select a vApp, right-click, and select Open.
  3. On the Virtual Machines tab, select a virtual machine, right-click, and select Power On and Force Re-customization.
    Note: If you select the Change SID check box, the Windows machine Security Identifier (machine SID) of the guest OS is changed during guest customization.


The virtual machine is now recustomized.