Server 2012 – Create a new virutal HD/VHD file.

This post consists of two parts:

  1. Create a new Virtual HD in Hyper-V
  2. Start using the new VHD.

Create a new Virtual HD in Hyper-V

  1. In your Hyper-V make sure your Virtual Machine is turned off. Click it and select Settings.
  2. Click on IDE Controller, select Hard Drive and click Add.
  3. Select New
  4. Choose Dynamicall expanding. It Means the disk does not take up more space than needed. You can not change this at a later point.
  5. Select a Name and a Location.
  6. Select Create a new blank virtual hard disk and specifiy a Size. This can be changed later when the virtual machine is turned off.
    I have specified a rather large size, as I’m going to use it for WSUS.
  7. Review and you’r done.

Start using the new VHD.

  1. Once your virtual machine is on, click Computer Management in the Tools menu in the main Server Manager window.
  2. Click on Disk Management.
    You will be met with a pop-up asking to Initialize Disk. Click OK and notice how the Disk 1 change from Unknown to Basic and from Not Initialized to Online.
  3. Right click in the Unallocated space and select New Simple Volume…
  4. Other than picking Choose Perform a quick format as you do not want to do a full format on a virtual disk, you just follow the guide through.
  5. After a brief format we are all done.


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