This tool is awesome!
Creating a fixed size VHD in Hyper-V Manager can be a painfully slow process as it creates the disk. The larger the VHD, the more painful things get.
The following tool eliminates that:
We downloaded the tool and copied it onto the local workstation. We then ran through and created a 10GB fixed VHD using the tool. The creation process was virtually instantaneous!
The creation process:
- vhdtool /create TestVHD.VHD 10737418240
- Creates a 10GB fixed size VHD file.
We then opened the created VHD via Windows 7 Disk Management console, formatted it and ended up with:
Note that the file size needs to be in bytes. So, here is a handy converter:
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