I wanted to ask a question about Windows 2012 R2 STD Hyper-V Checkpoints (formally known as snapshots)
There is a lot of misinformation out there on the internet about how to PROPERLY go about removing snapshots.
I have read a GUI way to remove them, but I have also read that you should use PowerShell to remove them (if PowerShell is the best way, which PowerShell version. There are so many different kinds of PowerShell. Such as AD Module for Windows PS, Windows PS, Windows PS ISE, etc )
If anyone can provide the best method, preferably both GUI (manual) and PowerShell on how to remove a snapshot that would be great.
Here is the information I have read so far but have not tried:
For virtual machines running on Hyper-V or VMware hosts
The Remove action removes the selected checkpoint and you can no longer restore the virtual machine to the checkpoint that you removed. No other checkpoints are removed, whether they were created before or after the checkpoint that you removed.
To remove a checkpoint
-In Virtual Machines view, navigate to the host on which the virtual machine is deployed.
-In the results pane, click the virtual machine, and then, in the Actions pane, click Manage checkpoints.
-In the Available checkpoints tree, select the checkpoint that you want to remove, and then click Remove.
-If the virtual machine is running on Virtual Server virtualization software, you will receive a confirmation prompt explaining that all checkpoints created after the selected checkpoint will also be removed. Click Yes to proceed.