Mount-​VH​D

Mounts one or more virtual hard disks.

Syntax

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

Required Parameters

-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[]
Aliases:FullName
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional 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[]
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[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
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[]
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
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
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ReadOnly

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

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SnapshotId

Specifies the unique ID of a VHD set.

Type:Guid
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
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False