This post consists of two parts:
- Create a new Virtual HD in Hyper-V
- Start using the new VHD.
Create a new Virtual HD in Hyper-V
- In your Hyper-V make sure your Virtual Machine is turned off. Click it and select Settings.
- Click on IDE Controller, select Hard Drive and click Add.
- Select New
- Choose Dynamicall expanding. It Means the disk does not take up more space than needed. You can not change this at a later point.
- Select a Name and a Location.
- 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.
- Review and you’r done.
Start using the new VHD.
- Once your virtual machine is on, click Computer Management in the Tools menu in the main Server Manager window.
- 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.
- Right click in the Unallocated space and select New Simple Volume…
- 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.
- After a brief format we are all done.