How to build a Windows 2012 R2 VMware Template [notesfrommwhite.net]
This is a template outline I have used several times and am very happy with it. It should work great for you and if not then let me know. I did this with vSphere 5.5 U1 and Windows 2012 R2. I also used the vSphere Web Client as you will see in the screenshots. I will keep this article current by using it as necessary and improving it when I learn something new so keep an eye on it. I have more articles on templates and you can find them all – including this one here.