Storing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V files on an CIFS/SMB file share

In a previous blog post, Jose Barreto covered the storage options for Hyper-V and described the many choices between directly attached or SAN storage, fibre channel or iSCSI, passthrough or VHD, Virtual SCSI or Virtual IDE, etc.
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However, he didn’t mention at that time the option to store your VHD and ISO files in a CIFS/SMB file server share.
Now he outlines how to use this additional storage option for Hyper-V with step-by-step instructions, a few screenshots and some performance tips.

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