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Remove second HD from Hyper-V VM

Hi Guys,
I have a Hyper-V VM.
This machine was converted from a physical machine with no issues.
When it was physical I had 2 hard disk installed which was transfered across to the VM.

I now wish to remove the second HDD from the VM, but when I do so it gives me an error message. (see picture)

This seams to be an Hyper-V issue as if I add second HDD to a freshly created VM I get the same issue.

I can change the attached HDD to a new one or an existing one but I cannot remove it completely.  I can add and remove a DVD drive.

A workaround I have done is to add a new second HDD to the VM by creating a new one of 2GB and connecting it - This adds a small second drive to save space but is not really what I want.

Does anyone have any ideas regarding this.
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dexterhome

8/22/2022 - Mon
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dexterhome

I have found another work around which is to delete the VM and recreate as a new one using an existing HD and only select the HD I require.
Once again I did not wish to do this as it will reset some settings within the VM which I really wish to avoid as the VM is a working production server.

NB:  I am presently working on a copy of it
msmamji

Its seems that you are using vista to manage Hyper-V R2 Server. RSAT tools in vista might have something to do with this. Try updating the RSAT tools. If you have Win7 machine around try managing from its RSAT tools.

Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista
Date Published: 2/24/2009
See if that helps.

Regards,
Shahid
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dexterhome

Thanks for the response msmamji.

I do not think it is this because if I use the tools on my windows 2008 box it does the same think.
I will however download the tools and try it and then post back
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dexterhome

msmamji
I installed the RSAT tools KB.
I then needed to select which feature to use but could not decide for hyper-V VM management - please advise.
I do not wish to install everything on this box, just the bits I need.

In the mean time I will view the other link you posted.

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dexterhome

Just installed the windows resource manager and terminal services tools.
This installed the Hyper-V manager but looks like it was the same version anyway.

Anyway it did not solve the problem.

The forum post you gave pretty much advises that the issue is a Vista problem and will be fixed if I used Win 7 RSAT tools.

I need to upgrade anyway so will look at that and then post back.
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dexterhome

I cannot upgrade my machine due to some important not Win7 apps.  So will just use my workaround with the small drive for now and fix the issue once I install a new Win7 OS machine.
Based on this I have awarded you the points - Thanks for the help.
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