Had this crazy customer who wanted to set static IP addresses for her View Desktops.

Here are her requirements:

  • I dont want a DHCP server
  • Sysprep is not allowed
  • ..and I want to automate configuring my VM’s with static IP addresses with quick prep!

I have a file with the desktop names and their static IP addresses.


  • Copy the file to the parent/master VM
  • Create a batch script that reads off the file and sets the static IP
  • In the parent VM, use the RunOnceEx registry key to run the batch file once