Easily Create VHD and VHDX Files…


Have you had the need to “Easily” create a VHD or VHDX File for use with PDT, VMM etc.?  Well me too and it turns out there is a super useful tool for this when you don't want or have the need to do this via MDT or ConfigMgr. 

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Convert-WindowsImageps1-0fe23a8f

Convert-WindowsImage is the new version of WIM2VHD designed specifically for Windows 8 and above. Written in PowerShell, this command-line tool allows you to rapidly create sysprepped VHD and VHDX images from setup media for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2, Windows 8/8.1/Server 2012/R2!

Surprisingly easy to do when you simply need a VHDX file to demo etc…  Below is a sample command to create a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Generation 2 VHDX File.

.\Convert-WindowsImage.ps1 -SourcePath D:\en_windows_server_2012_r2_x64.iso -VHDPath D:\WS12R2SG2.vhdx -SizeBytes 72GB -VHDFormat vhdx -VHDType Dynamic -VHDPartitionStyle GPT -Edition ServerStandard -UnattendPath D:\Server2012R2_Unattend.xml

Additionally if you don't fancy the command line there is a GUI shown below:

NOTE: GUI has a limited feature set to unlock all features jump back to the command line.

.\Convert-WindowsImage.ps1 –ShowUI

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