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windows server 2008 how do I mount a disk and have it available at startup?

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I created a vhd on another drive.  I can mount this using the Microsoft built in disk management tool and use it as a drive.  If I reboot, it is gone.  How do I mount it so that it stays through reboot?

My goal is to install an os on it and use it for a dual boot.  When I go to install from the reboot, I don't see the vhd listed.  If I startup to windows, I don't see the drive available unless I mount it again.
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You could create a batch file that attaches the .VHD during startup, trigger is a scheduled task to run at "When the computer starts".
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You add the VHD to your BOOT Manager.
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Thanks, but the first few options wont' work because that is after startup.  How do I add it to a BOOT Manager?  I don't know much about hardware, networking, or anything like that.  Please be specific.  I am a developer and have no idea about the BIOS or anything like that.
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Check this link ....

Step 4: Editing your Boot Configuration Devices (BCD) file

Thanks, but the first few options wont' work because that is after startup.

The link I sent you is done during startup because you are creating a schedule task, once you create the task it will start during boot. You have to read the entire article.

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Go through with below link. It has steps to add the VHD to the boot menu

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825709.aspx
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