Hyper-V Templates - the free method

by Ed Sparks

Microsoft obviously wants you to buy System Centre Virtual Machine Manager - SCVMM - really rolls off the tongue.  For a simple test environment, however, this simply isn't necessary and it's relatively straightforward to create templated VMS just using the built-in importing and exporting in Hyper-V Manager.  Combined with the fact that Hyper-V standalone is free, this is a total pro-bono solution!

This was the simplest and quickest solution I found:

Source: http://sondreb.com/blog/post/hyper-v-makin...