Solved: VMview Composer provisioning failure/error with WinXP linked clones.

Problem:

Error creating linked clones based upon image/snapshot of WinXP SP3 with View Agent 4.5:

View Composer agent initialization state error (18): Failed to join the domain (waited 880 seconds)

Solution:

Step 1 – Return to the base image and install MS KB944043 for XP.

  • That KB patch has four other dependencies.  KB961501, KB968389, KB975467, KB971657, and then finally install KB944043 last.

Step 2 – take a new snapshot of the base image.

Step 3 – recompose the pool.

  • NOTE:  a recompose will delete and recreate all of the clones in the pool. 

Result:

Tested and verified that the pool successfully provisioned the WinXP SP3 linked clones.

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