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need VM drive partitioning instructions

I've built a new 2008 R2 server. I'm installing all the updates now.  When it's done, I'm adding it to our domain and making it a DC.  Then I'll add Hyper-V.  The question is on the Host do I leave all the available space on drive C or do I shrink it and use the available for the VM.  Or does the VM use a portion of the C drive on the Host?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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So I can put back what I shrank and the VM will use the amount I determine, correct?
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so the physical drive of the host doesn't determine the VHD of the VM?
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I accepted the default which was 127GB, so can I now reduce it to say 55gb?
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not really without creating a new .vhd if you look at the ACTUAL size of the .VHD you will find it ony a few MB right now.
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So please help me understand.  If my physical disk is 135gig and the VHD is 127GB, isn't that a problem?   The VHD is going to have very little installed on it.  The VM will basically be a DSN server and eventually hold our Anti-Virus distribution software.
If this is a problem I can always remove the VM and create a new one.
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It won't grow to that size so should not be a problem..
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Great, thanks
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thanks