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Mount-VHD

Brian Lich|Last Updated: 3/8/2017

SYNOPSIS

Mounts one or more virtual hard disks.

SYNTAX

Mount-VHD [-Path] <String[]> [-NoDriveLetter] [-ReadOnly] [-SnapshotId <Guid>] [-Passthru]
 [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ComputerName <String[]>] [-Credential <PSCredential[]>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]
 [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

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

EXAMPLES

Example 1

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

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

Example 2

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

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

Example 3

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

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.

PARAMETERS

-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type: CimSession[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

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

-ComputerName

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.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

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

-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

-Credential

Specifies one or more user accounts that have permission to perform this action. The default is the current user.

Type: PSCredential[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
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.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

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 virtual hard disk to be mounted.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

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

-Path

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.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: FullName

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ReadOnly

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

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

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

-SnapshotId

Specifies the unique ID of a VHD set.

Type: Guid
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
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.

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