Build them from scratch.
Microsoft VHD Test Drive Program
Migrate VHD’s from VPC or VS
Import them from other Hyper-V Servers
Capture a physical machine
Migrate A VHD from Virtual PC or
VHD format is portable
Remove Virtual Machine Additions first!
Create a New Virtual Machine
Add an existing Virtual Hard Disk
“DO NOT IMPORT!”
Use the Export and Import tools in Hyper-V
In order to import an .exp must be present
No moving VMs after import
Working with VHD’s
Migrate a VHD
Import a VHD with a
Export a VHD.
Hyper-V is a great base for building a testing
TechNet Plus is a great source for Operating
Systems and Applications.
VHD format is very flexible.
Disk2vhd makes captures free and easy.
Snapshots make moving from point in time to
point in time very easy.
Resources for Hyper-V Building the
Ultimate Test Network
Hyper-V getting Started Guide
The Best Virtualization Tools
Call to Action
Windows 7 Product Downloads (Beta + Trial)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Downloads
System Center Downloads
System Center Virtual Machine Manager Downloads
Create Azure Account