Expanding Differencing Virtual Hard Disks

With the release of Windows Server 2012 we introduced a new virtual hard disk format known as VHDX.  This new format provided the foundation for a number of features and performance enhancements.  One such feature is the ability to independently expand differencing virtual hard disks without impacting the base or parent hard disk or any…


Seeing the maximum memory in a guest when configured with dynamic memory

One of the most commonly requested features from customers using dynamic memory was the ability to see within the guest what the maximum memory was configured for.  So with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V servers and with Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 guests we added the maximum memory to the task manager.   -taylorb