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We had to rebuild our HyperV host machine. The VMs were stored on a different drive in the same server. After rebuilding it I can browse and see all the VMs. How do I bring them back up online? Server 2008 R2 SP1
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Use the Import option Browse to the folder location to Find VMs.

Also see here

http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/virtualization/q-how-can-i-add-virtual-machines-vms-to-the-hyper-v-console-
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Create new VMs with existing VHDs - to preserve the configurations also follow the manual steps in Option 2 of the following article:

http://eniackb.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-to-recover-hyper-v-virtual-machine.html
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Thanks for the tip. worked perfectly!
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