Preparing a VHD to be Uploaded

Updated: November 22, 2010

[This topic provides preliminary content for the beta release of the Windows Azure VM role feature. To join the beta, log on to the Management Portal, click Home, and then click Beta Programs.]

For the VM role instances to be correctly deployed, the images in a VHD must be generalized by using the Sysprep command. For more information about using Sysprep, see How to Use Sysprep: An Introduction.

To prepare the image for deployment, complete the steps listed in How to Prepare the Image for Deployment.

See Also