I'm having trouble with some VMware VM problems. Short story, how can I deploy a Windows server 2008 R2 server image to a lab environment with snapshots without MAC issues.
Long story, I have a 2008 R2 image that we are going to be using for a class on Deploying Web Servers. In our current image, server 2003, we have to install IIS every class period. And we have to do some annoying things like going and getting the most recent FTP from the web annd installing it manually separately. We tried making a 2008 R2 image with just the plain VM (things like vmware tools all updated, chrome installed so we don't have to deal with the internet explorer security settings, adapter already set to bridged.....) and the problem is that we are hitting issues with the MAC address all being the same when we restore a snapshot. Now, naturally, we had everyone hit "I copied it" which normally changes the MAC and some other things to prevent this specific type of problem, but when we load a snapshot it seems to load the old mac back in. Maybe this is the built in functionality, but it's rather annoying for me. I am looking for a way to deploy this (or at least a similar image, preferably with the IIS already installed snapshot) to three labs of 30 computers each.