Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am trying to set up a Windows 2008 VDH that I can boot on my windows 7 machine.

So far I have created and formatted the VHD. I have also downloaded an iso image with windows 2008.

What I am wondering is:

  • How do I boot from the vhd?
  • How do I install windows 2008 from the iso image onto the vhd?
share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 1 down vote accepted

Check this out (from Scott Hanselman's blog)...

Step-By-Step: Turning a Windows 7 DVD or ISO into a Bootable VHD Virtual Machine

share|improve this answer
    
He specified Server 2008. Your answer referenced Windows 7. –  Jake Oshins Apr 27 '10 at 17:09
    
i would assume steps for Windows 7 apply to Windows Server 2008. –  Ian Boyd Feb 27 '11 at 15:33

Windows Server 2008 doesn't contain the drivers for booting from a VHD (except if you actually meant that you're booting Server 2008 in a VM.)

You can only boot directly from a VHD with Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.