Convert a virtual hard disk

To convert a virtual hard disk

  1. Open the Administration Website.
  2. In the navigation pane, under Virtual Disks, click Inspect.
  3. Do one of the following, and then click Inspect:
    • In Known virtual hard disks, select the virtual hard disk to convert.
    • In Fully qualified path to file, type the fully qualified path to the virtual hard disk file to convert.
  4. Under Actions, click Convert virtual hard disk.
  5. In Location, select the folder in which to store the converted virtual hard disk file. If the folder you want does not appear in the list, you must type the fully qualified path to the folder in Step 6.
  6. In Converted virtual hard disk name, after the path to the folder, type the file name (.vhd) of the converted virtual hard disk that you want to create.
  7. Click Convert.


Converting a virtual hard disk can use a large percentage of processor resources. We recommend that you do not perform this operation on a production computer.


To perform this procedure, you must have the appropriate permissions. If you do not have the appropriate permissions, you will either receive an error message or you will not be able to view certain menu items and options described in this procedure. To change your permissions, contact your Virtual Server administrator. For more information, see Securing Virtual Server. For instructions on opening the Administration Website, see "Open the Administration Website" in Related Topics. You can convert a virtual hard disk only when it is not in use. This procedure converts a virtual hard disk from one type of disk to another, such as from a dynamically expanding virtual hard disk to a fixed-size virtual hard disk. For more information, see "Converting virtual hard disks" in Related Topics. When typing paths to folders or files, note that local file paths (for example, C:<EM>my disk files\my disk.vhd) reference the computer running the Virtual Server service. If the file or folder that you want to reference is on a computer other than the one running the Virtual Server service, you must use a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path (for example, \computer name\share\folder\file name).

See Also


Open the Administration Website
Converting virtual hard disks