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Free P2V tool: Disk2Vhd.exe - Windows Server blog by Kurt Roggen [BE]
vrijdag 9 oktober 2009 14:37 Kurt Roggen

Free P2V tool: Disk2Vhd.exe

Sysinternals offers a free P2V tool called Disk2vhd that creates VHDs (Virtual Hard Disks) of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC and/or Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs).  You can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online, since it uses Windows Volume Snapshot (VSS) capability, to create consistent point-in-time snapshots of the volumes you want to include.

To use VHDs produced by Disk2vhd, create a VM with the desired characteristics and add the VHDs to the VM configuration as IDE disk(s).
On first boot, a VM booting a captured copy of Windows will detect the VM’s hardware and automatically install drivers, if present in the image. If the required drivers are not present, install them via the Virtual PC or Hyper-V integration components.

You can also attach to VHDs using the Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Disk Management or Diskpart utilities.

Download here

For more information: Sysinternals website

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# Update: Free P2V tool: Disk2Vhd.exe – Command line support

woensdag 28 oktober 2009 11:52 by Windows Server 2008 blog by Kurt Roggen [BE]

A while ago , I wrote about the free P2V tool Disk2VHD from Sysinternals.  Now, an update is available