VHD, shorted for Virtual Hard Disk, refers to a file format standing for a virtual hard disk drive. To some extent, it is the same as the physical HDD, for it owns the part of disk and partition. Therefore, files, folders and file systems can be found. Generally speaking, it has been used as the hard disk of a virtual machine in Windows 7 or virtual PC.
Features of VHD
VHD permits multiple operating systems to reside on a single host machine. With its help, the tester can test software on different operating systems without high cost. It also has the ability to directly modify a virtual machine's hard disk from a host server. Besides, it supports many applications.
Resize VHD partition with Server partition magic
AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition is the especial Server partition magic for all Server editions and Windows operating systems, both 32bit and 64bit. It supports extending system drive without rebooting system, migrating OS to SSD/HDD, aligning/resizing/merging/wiping partition, allocating free space, etc. Under its circumstance, all the data will be protected and all the operations are easily to handle. Here is the simple interface:
Windows Disk Management to create a new VHD
Up to now, only Windows 8/7/Vista and Server 2008 can allow physical computer to add and create VHD file from its own disk manager. How to do it? Just open the disk manager by right clicking " Computer" ﹥"Manage" ﹥"Storage"﹥ "Disk Management". Then, in the toolbar, choose the "Action" menu to select "Create VHD".
After that, specify the detail information of the new one.
Once finishing these operations, it's ok to resize VHD partition in VM OS with Server partition magic. If you want to have a try, just free download the demo version to enjoy!