Disk2vhd utility now available for download

image I know this is not VMM specific but it’s a pretty cool tool that I’m sure you’ll find help when working with Hyper-V or Virtual PC. 

Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online. Disk2vhd uses Windows’ Volume Snapshot capability, introduced in Windows XP, to create consistent point-in-time snapshots of the volumes you want to include in a conversion. You can even have Disk2vhd create the VHDs on local volumes, even ones being converted (though performance is better when the VHD is on a disk different than ones being converted).

For more information and to download the utility see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-nz/sysinternals/ee656415(en-us).aspx

J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer