Install Just VHDMount Tools from Microsoft

I decided to take a backup of a system I had made in Acronis and convert it to a Microsoft VirtualPC VHD. I then wanted to explore this VHD and mount it as a drive on my system across the network all from a Server 2003 system. Windows 7/2008 have VHD Mount capability natively in the Disk Management Utility (diskmgmt.msc):

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Disk Management Utility – VHD Tools

Since Server 2003 doesn’t have this natively, but Virtual Server 2005 SP1 does have this tool, you can install VHDMount standalone.

First, download Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=2994

During installation, choose Custom and only install VHDMount.

After installation is completed, you will find VHDMount tools located in C:Program FilesMicrosoft Virtual ServerVHDMount directory.

For additional information on how to use VHDMount, see Microsoft’s TechNET article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708295(v=ws.10).aspx

Posted by Rich Kreider

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One Reply to “Install Just VHDMount Tools from Microsoft”

  1. Nice bit of info there.

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