Hyper-V Physical to virtual: Moving a natively booted VHD to be a real virtual machine

Introduction I had a requirement to migrate an existing native boot Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that was booting from an attached VHD on a physical machine to be a virtual machine in Hyper-V. The problem is that this machine had multiple boots and so the booting record was on the physical drive and the…

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Solved: How to move a Hyper-V virtual machine without Exporting it first

So you have created many virtual machines in Hyper-V manager and suddenly you want to move one of them in a new HDD or just rename the folder holding it, you will find that this is not a trivial task! Hyper-V management service holds an open handle to the XML file describing the virtual machine…

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