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Mount-VHD

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: June 10, 2014

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

Mount-VHD

Mounts one or more virtual hard disks.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Mount-VHD [-Path] <String[]> [-ComputerName <String[]> ] [-NoDriveLetter] [-Passthru] [-ReadOnly] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Mount-VHD cmdlet mounts one or more virtual hard disks.

Parameters

-ComputerName<String[]>

Specifies one or more Hyper-V hosts on which a virtual hard disk is to be mounted. 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

.

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-NoDriveLetter

Specifies that the virtual hard disk is to be mounted without assigning drive letters to the volumes contained within the virtual hard disk.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

FALSE

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Passthru

Specifies that an object is to be passed through to the pipeline representing the virtual hard disk to be mounted.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Path<String[]>

Specifies the path to the virtual hard disk file for the virtual hard disk to be mounted. If a filename or relative path is specified, the virtual hard disk path is calculated relative to the current working directory.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

true

-ReadOnly

Specifies that the virtual hard disk is to be mounted in read-only mode.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

FALSE

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<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.

Examples

Example 1

Mounts a virtual hard disk where the path to the virtual hard disk file is c:\test\testvhdx.vhdx.


PS C:\> Mount-VHD –Path c:\test\testvhdx.vhdx

Example 2

Mounts a virtual hard disk in read-only mode where the path to the virtual hard disk file is c:\test\testvhdx.vhdx.


PS C:\> Mount-VHD –Path c:\test\testvhdx.vhdx -ReadOnly

Example 3

Attaches a virtual hard disk to the system where the path to the virtual hard disk file is c:\test\testvhdx.vhdx, and gets the volumes associated with it.


PS C:\> Mount-VHD –Path c:\test\testvhdx –PassThru | Get-Disk | Get-Partition | Get-Volume

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