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Moving vhdx file between virtual machines on Hyper-V server

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 I have SBS2011 virtual machine that two VHDX files. First vhdx file (for OS) is showing up as C drive and Second vhdx file (for data) shows up as E drive. D drive is for DVD drive.
 I like to move second/data vhdx file to  new file server (also virtual machine) which has C drive (OS), D drive (DVD drive).
 I have already tested the following in a test Hyper-V server and I did not see any problems, but wanted to make sure I am doing it right.

 1. Exported PrinterList from SBS2011 and Imported the printer list in new file server.
 2. Exported Registry key for Shared folders from SBS2011 and imported into new file server.
 3. Shut down SBS2011 VM and in Settings > SCSI Controller, I removed vhdx file.
 4. Opened VM Settings in new file server, in SCSI Controller, I added "Hard Drive" and point to the vhdx file that was removed from SBS2011 VM.
 5. Started the new file server VM, ran diskmgmt.msc and confirmed that 2nd vhdx file showed up as E drive (same drive letter as it was in SBS2011 VM).
 6. Verify share folder list by typing \\fileserver and made sure that the list matches the list from SBS2011 VM.

 Do you see any potential problems if I implement this in production environment?

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