Restoring VM from VHD file

Dear All,

We were running a Hyper V server,but got crashed suddenly but i have the VM folder of the VM which includes the VHD and all other files ,is it possible to restore the VM from the VM folder .

the version of the Hyper V was 2008
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Sajid Shaik MSystem AdminCommented:
how it's crashed what is the error you are getting ?
SysguysAuthor Commented:
Actually its was an old server and there was some problem with the RAID level i cannot bring the server up ,but since the VM volume was available i was able to copy paste the whole VM folder.
Sajid Shaik MSystem AdminCommented:
make a copy of the same and create new vm and connect the VHD and check weather it works or not... actually if it's having restore points then it's difficult to copy and run the VM by coying folder...
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SysguysAuthor Commented:
Hi Sajid,
Thanks for ur response convert the VHD ? didn't get it.
Sajid Shaik MSystem AdminCommented:
connect the VHD : it's not convert

connect means when you create new vm on the hyper-v host the process will as you to create a vhd or attach existing vhd so use the existing option and point to this vhd path

VHD is generation 1

VHDx is generation 2

if you are working on windows 2012 or later
SysguysAuthor Commented:
I am getting the below error when i do that.

Sajid Shaik MSystem AdminCommented:
please check if there any  DVD attached to this machine then remove it...and check...

right click vm, go to settings dvd connected then un check/remove it and try again
SysguysAuthor Commented:
yes DVD was attached ,i removed it,but no luck.
Sajid Shaik MSystem AdminCommented:
restart the host machine and try again please ...
SysguysAuthor Commented:
Restarted still the same :(
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
On the newly installed host create a new Gen1 VM.
Attach the VHD file(s) to the VM in the order they were in on the original host.
You may need an ISO of the guest OS to run Repair to restructure the boot configuration database.
Once in the networking will need to be set up once again.
SysguysAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone for your response

Got the solution form the below link ,after i installed the hotfix on the host the VM started up like a magic without any issues.
SysguysAuthor Commented:
Although the VM is restored but now i am getting trust relationship issue when i am trying to login with domain account,but i am able to successfully login through local account.

i followed the below link but no help.

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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
If the VM is not a DC then workgroup it and re-join the domain. All will be okay.
SysguysAuthor Commented:
The other solution for this is to importing the VHD on Hyper 2012 R2 instead of 2008
SysguysAuthor Commented:
I found the solution myself for restoring the VHD
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