This is a handy command to ensure that your cloned-from-template Virtual Guests always gets Network Interfaces (NICs) starting with index of 1.

  1. Open command prompt as administrator and type:  netsh int ipv4 reset
  2. Then type: set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
  3. Open up Device Manager by typing: start devmgmt.msc
  4. Click View->Show Hidden Devices
  5. Uninstall any Ethernet Adapter listed under the “Network Adapters” folder.
  6. Shutdown or Reboot your VM. Whenever a new network connection appears, it should now start with index #1, and so on.

About the author:

Vinnie Lima

Vinnie Lima is the Managing Director for VVL Systems & Consulting, a small business focusing on IT Optimization for Cloud, Infrastructure, and End Users. Based out of Baltimore, Maryland, Vinnie Lima has over 21 years in IT Automation, Orchestration, and Cloud. Mr. Lima’s career has been focusing on helping customers drive value from their IT investments through the use of leading edge technologies and approaches, driving innovation in a wide spectrum of industries such as DoD, Federal, Health Care, and Financial.

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