To configure the identity of a virtual machine on a virtual network, personalize the virtual machine by editing its name, owner, and organization name, and by generating a new security ID.

Prerequisites

On the Options page of the Configuration wizard, select Customize guest preferences for the virtual machine and click Next to view and modify the available customization options.

Procedure

  1. On the Customizations page, select Computer information from the options list.
  2. Customize the guest operating system identity.
    1. In the Computer Name text box, type a computer name to identify the virtual machine on the network.

      Valid characters include A-Z, a-z, 0-9, and the hyphen (-). The underscore (_) is nonstandard, but Converter Standalone permits it. The recommended length for most languages is 15 characters or less. Computer names cannot consist only of numerals.

    2. In the Owner Name text box, type the name of the owner of the virtual machine.

      Valid characters include A-Z, a-z, 0-9, and the hyphen (-). The underscore (_) is nonstandard, but Converter Standalone permits it. The owner name cannot have more than 63 characters or consist only of numerals.

    3. In the Organization text box, type an organization name.

      Valid characters include all printable characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, symbols, and space). The limit is 63 characters.

  3. (Optional) To create a new security identifier, select Generate New Security ID (SID).

    By default, the Generate New Security ID (SID) check box is selected for source systems that run Windows Vista or later and cannot be deselected.

Results

The identifiers of the configured virtual machine are assigned according to your settings.

What to do next

You can select another option to set or click Next to view a summary of the configuration job. If the Next button is inactive, check the Current settings list for other settings that need your attention on this page.