Mount a VHD in Windows 7/ Server 2008R2

There is a lot of VHD integration in Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2.  We already showed how to boot from VHD but you can also mount a VHD from within a Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 environment.

Open up Disk Management, you can Right-Click on Computer and choose Manage and then select Disk Management to do this.

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Right-Click on Disk Management and choose Attach VHD.

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Enter the path to the VHD.  You can choose to mark it Read-Only as well. Click OK.

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The drive will mount and display in Disk Management.  You’ll notice the disk icon is also blue to help you distinguish it as a mounted VHD.

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To dismount, Right-Click the disk and select Detatch VHD.

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You will be given the option to delete the VHD as well, but it is not the default.  Click OK to detatch.

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