I am using Server 2012 hyper-v and I want to manage images to that I can begin a new desktop from a base "image". I load windows 7 and get all the updates and I also load office, etc.. I have some desktops that get a specific applications and others that do not. I don't want to have to reload another copy of Windows 7.
What is the best way to copy this base image so that I can use it from a starting point for other images?
What is the best way to remove images I was testing with? I think there are files on the system that are no longer needed and I want the disk space back.
Any guides to managing this overall would also be helpful.