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Not really a question, unless someone can provide a better way to do this.
VM is Server 2012 R2.
I have a VM that creates VM's using Hyper-V PowerShell management tools, I now have the need to mount a vhd to manipulate the filesystem. Mount-VHD would work with annoyingly have to install the Hyper-V role.Since I'm already inside a VM, this didn't work and I have to use:
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature –Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V –All
Once the VM has restarted I was then able to mount vhd's on this machine.
What I can't understand is Explorer / the shell, can mount a vhd by simply double clicking it, but to use mount-vhd I had to install the Hyper-V role.
Thought I'd post this, if anyone else has this issue.
Well, the commands have to come from somewhere. Server-side, they're installed along with their role. But on a client computer, you could install the RSAT, which includes the server commands.
The RSAT tools were already installed, Mount-VHD seems to specifically require the role to be installed.
You always can use analogic cmdlet:
Mount-DiskImage -ImagePath "\\myserver\share\file.vhd"
Dismount-DiskImage -ImagePath "\\myserver\share\file.vhd"
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