Solved

how to extract vhd

Posted on 2014-01-27
5
519 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-28
Is there any way of decompress / extract a vhd  image? I have downloaded a microsoft exam preparation course but i don't want to install windows 2008 i just want to extract course material from the image. thanks
0
Comment
Question by:teodor birca
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 119
ID: 39813731
You can mount a VHD in Windows!

see here
http://www.7tutorials.com/disk-management-how-mount-and-unmount-vhd-images

Once mounted as a NTFS drive letter, you can just browse the drive, and copy what your require.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:teodor birca
ID: 39813793
thank you Andrew i have already tried this and i get "the chain of virtual hard disks is broken. the system cannot locate the parent virtual hard disk for the differencing disk " and from there i didn't find a solution ...
0
 
LVL 119
ID: 39813836
This would indicate the VHD is either corrupted, or part of a snapshot set.

Have you tried booting from the VHD? using Windows 7/8 Boot Loader?
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:teodor birca
ID: 39813850
i'm afraid i cannot boot the image is on 64 and my pc is 32 ...bits
0
 
LVL 119

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 39813905
You could try VHDMount , although Windows 7 or Windows 2008 should be able to natively mount the file.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
San to San Replication Slowness/Issues 3PAR 7000 5 43
Migrate VM to other host 12 50
vCenter upgrade from 5.5 to 6.5 7 92
Win Server 2016 licensing for vmware vsphere HA 7 33
HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) using the vSphere (HTML5 Web) Host Client 6.5, and perform a simple configuration task of adding a new VMFS 6 datastore.
This article will show you how to create an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image (*.iso), and MD5 checksum signature, for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5). It's a good idea to compare checksums, because many installations fail because of a corr…
Teach the user how to delpoy the vCenter Server Appliance and how to configure its network settings Deploy OVF: Open VM console and configure networking:
Teach the user how to install log collectors and how to configure ESXi 5.5 for remote logging Open console session and mount vCenter Server installer: Install vSphere Core Dump Collector: Install vSphere Syslog Collector: Open vSphere Client: Config…

840 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question