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Delete Hyper-V server

I created a Hyper-V virtual server on my Server 2008 R2 Enterprise server just for testing and as a learning experience.  Now I want to delete the Virtual Server and remove all traces of it so I can start again.  So, how do I delete my test Hyper-V server and reclaim all of my disk space so I can start again?  Thanks.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Delete the Servers and Remote the Hyper-V role.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
That should be Remove the Hyper-V role.
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Lee_YCPCommented:
1. Go to Hyper-V manager.  With the correct host selected in the left column, click "Hyper-V Settings" in the right column.  Make note of locations used by "Virtual Hard Disks" and "Virtual Machines".
2. Stop all your VMs.
3. Remove the role according to:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732257.aspx
4. Reclaim any space that was not released by deleting any files/folders that you no longer want from the locations ID'ed in Step 1.
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
... and manually delete the VHD files. Removing the Hyper-V role will not delete the virtual disks.

http://www.virtuatopia.com/index.php/Installing_the_Hyper-V_Role
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Lee_YCPCommented:
spaperov,
...hence the step 1 and step 4.
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