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Create a new hyper-v VM to replace existing hyper-v VM.  Use existing VHD or create new?

Posted on 2011-09-14
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Here’s the deal.  I have an existing RDSH 2008 SP2 (terminal server) VM (running on 2008 R2 - hyper-v role) that I basically need to rebuild.  The business application we are using now works with a 64-bit OS, and we need dual screen feature for remote desktop clients.   SO, I’m going to create a new RDSH VM using 2008 R2.  My question is do I use the existing Virtual Disk, given that the old VM will ultimately be deleted, or should I created a new VHD.  Please advise.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Start a fresh, and Create a new VM, with a new VHD. (which will be less defragmented than the old).
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Ok, and then delete the old VM and VHD once "all systems go" with the new configuration?

Thank you
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Yes, that's correct. It's not worth re-using old VMs and VM templates.
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Thnak you very much.
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