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Remove-VMDvdDrive

Published: August 15, 2012

Updated: September 5, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

Remove-VMDvdDrive

Deletes a DVD drive from a virtual machine.

Syntax

Parameter Set: VMName
Remove-VMDvdDrive [-VMName] <String> [-ControllerNumber] <Int32> [-ControllerLocation] <Int32> [-ComputerName <String[]> ] [-Passthru] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: VMDvdDrive
Remove-VMDvdDrive [-VMDvdDrive] <DvdDrive[]> [-Passthru] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Remove-VMDvdDrive cmdlet deletes a DVD drive from a virtual machine.

Parameters

-ComputerName<String[]>

Specifies one or more Hyper-V hosts from which the DVD drive is to be deleted. NetBIOS names, IP addresses, and fully-qualified domain names are allowable. The default is the local computer — use “localhost” or a dot (“.”) to specify the local computer explicitly.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Passthru

Specifies that an object is to be passed through to the pipeline representing the DVD drive to be deleted.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VMDvdDrive<DvdDrive[]>

Specifies the DVD drive to be deleted.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ControllerLocation<Int32>

Specifies the number of the location on the controller at which the DVD drive is to be deleted. If not specified, the number of the first available location on the controller is used.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

3

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ControllerNumber<Int32>

Specifies the number of the controller from which the DVD drive is to be deleted. If not specified, the first IDE controller on which the specified ControllerLocation is available is used.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

2

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VMName<String>

Specifies the name of the virtual machine from which the DVD drive is to be deleted.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

true

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • None by default; Microsoft.Virtualization.Powershell.DriveController if –PassThru is specified.


Examples

Example 1

Removes the virtual DVD drive at IDE 1,0 on virtual machine TestVM.


PS C:\> Remove-VMDvdDrive -VMName TestVM -ControllerNumber 1 -ControllerLocation 0

Example 2

Removes all virtual DVD drives on IDE controller 1 of virtual machine TestVM.


PS C:\> Get-VMDvdDrive -VMName TestVM -ControllerNumber 1 | Remove-VMDvdDrive

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