Updated: April 17, 2012
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
Stops the selected virtual hard disk (VHD) from appearing as a local hard disk drive on the host computer. When a VHD is detached, you can copy it to other locations.
This command is only applicable to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
A VHD must be selected and detached for this operation to succeed. Use the select vdisk command to select a VHD and shift the focus to it.