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Initialize-VMShieldingHelperVHD

Last Updated: 4/3/2017

SYNOPSIS

Initializes a VHD for use as a shielding utility disk in a guarded fabric.

SYNTAX

Initialize-VMShieldingHelperVHD -Path <String> [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Protect-TemplateDisk cmdlet initializes a virtual hard disk (VHD) for use as a shielding utility disk in a guarded fabric.

Utility VHDs contain the software needed to shield an existing VM on a guarded fabric. A supported operating system must be installed on the disk before initializing it as a shielding helper VHD.

For more information about preparing a shielding helper VHD, see Shielded VMs - Hosting service provider prepares a VM Shielding Helper VHDhttps://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/security/guarded-fabric-shielded-vm/guarded-fabric-vm-shielding-helper-vhd at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=832557.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Initialize a virtual hard disk

PS C:\>Initialize-VMShieldingHelperVHD -Path "C:\temp\ShieldedVMUtility.vhdx"

PARAMETERS

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: cf

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Path

Specifies the path of the .vhdx file to initialize.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: wi

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

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

INPUTS

OUTPUTS

NOTES

Protect-TemplateDisk

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