This chapter covers the following subjects:
• Understanding VHDs: This section introduces VHDs and describes new developments in VHD technology as related to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It also briefly describes the types of VHDs and the tools used to work with them.
• Creating and Deploying VHDs: This section discusses the procedures you need to be familiar with to create, mount, deploy, and boot a computer from VHDs.
• Offline Servicing and Updating VHDs: This section introduces the procedures you can use to perform servicing and updating actions on a native-boot VHD while offline.
A virtual hard disk (VHD) is a special type of image file that contains all the operating system files, applications, ...