Hyper-V, Hyper-V v2, Scripting, Server 2008 R2, Virtualization, Windows
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Hyper-V: VHD Shell Extensions, updated release

I just posted a batch file wrapper around VHD Shell Extensions to find stale VHDs on a Hyper-V Server. However, because of VHDShellExt.vbs design, it will always try to find if the given VHD is associated with a VM on the local Hyper-V machine. One problem with this design is, you need to use the script on all the Hyper-V server machines you have to find any stale VHDs. 

I have updated VHDShellExt.vbs to add /Server switch to be able to use it from a non Hyper-V system too. Now, using this new switch you can use the script from even a Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP system. 

You can download the new release here http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/VHDShellExt/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=3317

Here is the updated documentation for this release http://139.59.40.198/blog/?page_id=612

Filed under: Hyper-V, Hyper-V v2, Scripting, Server 2008 R2, Virtualization, Windows

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Ravikanth is a principal engineer and the lead architect for Microsoft and VMware virtualized and hybrid cloud solutions within the Infrastructure Solutions Group at Dell EMC. He is a multi-year recipient of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in Windows PowerShell (CDM) and Microsoft Azure. Ravikanth is the author of Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed (Apress) and leads Bangalore PowerShell and Bangalore IT Pro user groups. He can be seen speaking regularly at local user group events and conferences in India and abroad.