Configuring Rollback for a Virtual Desktop Pool

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Enable rollback on a virtual machine. Rollback is a feature in Remote Desktop Services that reverts all changes made by a user to a virtual machine when the user logs off from the virtual machine.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (

To enable rollback on a virtual machine

  1. Open Hyper-V Manager. To open Hyper-V Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Hyper-V Manager.

  2. Under Virtual Machines, right-click the virtual machine, and then click Snapshot.

  3. Under Snapshots, right-click the virtual machine, and then click Rename.

  4. Type RDV_Rollback and then press ENTER.

  5. Close Hyper-V Manager.