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Is there any way to find some informations relating to virtual disks in Hyper-V without calling PowerShell or WMI commands? Maybe something like xml files for virtual disks (like the snapshot xml files)?

In fact I was wondering to get information related to virtual disks without asking powershell or HyperV Manager like: storageName that hosts the VirtualDisk, its order in the VM attached with etc...

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What specific information are you looking for? Also, when you ask a question, please try to stick to the point a bit more. It might be worthwhile for you to read the faq and How to Ask. This isn't a discussion area like a typical forum :) I've edited your question to be less chatty and more to-the-point. This will make it easier for you to get an actual answer to what you're looking for. –  MDMarra Jul 3 '12 at 15:48
    
if you don't see the xml files where the snapshot files are then you are using the default location which is c:\programdata\microsoft\windows\hyper-v –  tony roth Jul 3 '12 at 15:59
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Vote to close. What information you look for? –  TomTom Jul 3 '12 at 16:07
    
Information needed: storageName that hosts the VirtualDisk, –  Aimar Jul 3 '12 at 16:08
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if powershell is so bad why is vmware touting powershell as the script language of choice for their own platform. –  tony roth Jul 5 '12 at 14:41

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The only interface to get this from a Hyper-V host is through WMI. The Powershell objects just use WMI internally.

And while you may find what you're looking for by trying to interpret the XML representations of a VM that are the VM configuration files, their format is internal to Hyper-V, and thus is may change from release to release.

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