How to manage Hyper-V Images


I am using Server 2012 hyper-v and I want to manage images to that I can begin a new desktop from a base "image".   I load windows 7 and get all the updates and I also load office, etc..   I have some desktops that get a specific applications and others that do not.  I don't want to have to reload another copy of Windows 7.

What is the best way to copy this base image so that I can use it from a starting point for other images?

What is the best way to remove images I was testing with?  I think there are files on the system that are no longer needed and I want the disk space back.

Any guides to managing this overall would also be helpful.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
SCVMM 2012 SP1 will allow you to store these images as templates in a Library for easier deployment.

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