I have a windows virtual machine (VirtualBox) that I reset to a snapshot on an hourly basis.
The purpose is to provide a safe & consistent internet accessible DEMO / Test environment.
On an irregular basis I manually install all available windows updates and save a new Snapshot.
I would like to create a process where the Windows 2016 VM either: a) launches as, or b) switches to, a mode where it blocks all access attempts and enters a SAFE mode of sorts where all it can do is download and apply Microsoft updates.
- Is there such a mode?
- Is Safe Mode what I am looking for?
- Is there another alternative that I am unaware of?
- How can I initiate this when starting the VM?
- Alternately, how can I initiate this within a user session?
My objective is to create a process where a internet connected Virtual machine running Windows 2016 can safely update itself without the risk that someone or something else might make an unexpected update.
Once the updates are complete then a new snapshot will be taken.