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    Default Mounting a VHD in Server 2008 (NOT R2) or Vista

    I've been studying for the 686 beta exam and have been haing some issues using the WAIK. I posted one of my issues recently and I'm still wrking on getting it resolved. But I was trying to find a way to mount my VHDs on my existing Server 2008 system. It's not R2 so I could not do it natively using dskpart like you see in all the tutorials for the 686. I found this wonderful little article:


    http://community.bartdesmet.net/blogs/bart/archive/2006/09/02/4385.aspx

    And I have mounted the VHD and I am now capturing it using imagex.

    EDIT!!! I posted this link by accident. How to Mount VHD Files Without Virtual PC | Gil's Method The actual article I looked at was the one in the corrected link above at communit.bartdesmet.net. Sorry.
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    Looks like a nightmare without R2.


    They have added an option to attach a VHD in Disk Management in R2 and 7 (alot easier than command line)

    Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD - Windows 7 Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by breaker View Post
    Looks like a nightmare without R2.


    They have added an option to attach a VHD in Disk Management in R2 and 7 (alot easier than command line)

    Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD - Windows 7 Forums
    No, it was quite easy. All I did was install the tool using the Virtual Server setup file and then mount it with a very easy command:
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     vhdmount.exe /m E:\WIn7\Win7.vhd
    To be honest I only read the first paragraph or so of the article as it contained the info I needed.
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    Crap! I posted the wrong link... This is the article I actually used.
    Offline VHD file mounting on the host operating system with Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Beta 2 - B# .NET Blog
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    Interesting.

    We have some archived NT VHDs that we sometimes need to pull files off of. If this would work it would save a LOT of time.
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    It worked great. Showed up as N drive on my test server. This would make getting files off a VHD like that very easy.
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    You can use the latest version of WinImage to open a VHD (or a VMDK)
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