Once you have granted a source virtualized DC permissions to be cloned, the Get-ADDCCloningExcludedApplicationList cmdlet should be run a first time with no additional parameters on the source virtualized domain controller to identify all programs or services that are to be evaluated for cloning. Next, vet the returned list with your software vendors and remove any applications from the list that cannot be safely cloned. Finally, you can run the Get-ADDCCloningExcludedApplicationList cmdlet again using the –GenerateXml parameter set to create the CustomDCCloneAllowList.xml file.
The Get-ADDCCloningExcludedApplicationList cmdlet needs to be run before the New-ADDCCloneConfigFile cmdlet is used because if the New-ADDCCloneConfigFile cmdlet detects an excluded application, it will not create a DCCloneConfig.xml file.
-Force Forces an overwrite of an existing CustomDCCloneAllowList.xml file if one is found to exist at the folder path specified in the -Path parameter. Required? false Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? false Accept wildcard characters? false -GenerateXml <SwitchParameter> Creates the CustomDCCloneAllowList.xml file and writes it in the location specified using the -Path parameter. Required? true Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? false Accept wildcard characters? false -Path <String> The folder path to use when creating the CustomDCCloneAllowList.xml file using the -GenerateXml switch parameter. Required? false Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? false Accept wildcard characters? false
Get-ADDCCloningExcludedApplicationList [-Force] [-GenerateXml] [-Path <String>] [<CommonParameters>]
Displays the excluded application list to the console. If there is already a CustomDCCloneAllowList.xml, this cmdlet displays the delta of that list compared to the operating system (which may be nothing if the lists match).
C:\PS>Get-ADDCCloningExcludedApplicationList -GenerateXml -Path C:\Windows\NTDS -Force
Generates the excluded application list as a file named CustomDCCloneAllowList.xml at the specified folder path (C:\Windows\NTDS) and forces overwrite if a file by that name is found to already exist at that path location.