Hyper V Image reset on startup/shutdown + NIC Settings



  • Hi Guys
    Wonder if you can help share thoughts on this.
    A client of ours has a technical team that often like to test new routers, factory reset them and set them up for small remote sites. The tricky thing is, these guys should not be local admins on their computer (needed to change NIC settings etc and configure static ip's etc).

    I was wondering how we can get around this and thought we could have a Hyper V solution installed on their laptops with a Windows 10 image - which they have full admin access too and could simply play around and do whatever they want in that environment (including configuring a Local router). My questions are:

    1. can we pass through NIC cards on the hyper V image? So if they plug in Ethernet cable to the laptop and into a local router, they can see this within the VM image and change/configure things from there?

    2. Would it be possible to have that VM Image reset each time they finish? IE. Can it reset back to the base image each time the VM is either started or shut down?

    Let me know thoughts on this.
    Thanks
    Joel



  • @Joel said in Hyper V Image reset on startup/shutdown + NIC Settings:

    Hi Guys
    Wonder if you can help share thoughts on this.
    A client of ours has a technical team that often like to test new routers, factory reset them and set them up for small remote sites. The tricky thing is, these guys should not be local admins on their computer (needed to change NIC settings etc and configure static ip's etc).

    I was wondering how we can get around this and thought we could have a Hyper V solution installed on their laptops with a Windows 10 image - which they have full admin access too and could simply play around and do whatever they want in that environment (including configuring a Local router). My questions are:

    1. can we pass through NIC cards on the hyper V image? So if they plug in Ethernet cable to the laptop and into a local router, they can see this within the VM image and change/configure things from there?

    2. Would it be possible to have that VM Image reset each time they finish? IE. Can it reset back to the base image each time the VM is either started or shut down?

    Let me know thoughts on this.
    Thanks
    Joel

    1. Yes

    2. Yes, via a script, using event log that looks for a VM action can revert to specified checkpoint.

    For example:
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