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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Securing Virtual Machine Access

As described in Table 6-1, Hyper-V creates several folders in %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V as the default location for virtual machine files (.xml, .vhd, .avhd, .vsv, and .bin). By default, VHD files are stored in %Users%\Public\Public Documents\Hyper-V\Virtual Hard Disks, and a blank floppy disk is stored in %Users%\Public\Public Documents\Hyper-V\Blank Floppy Disk.

When a new virtual machine is created, a corresponding folder is generated in the default folder hierarchy and the virtual machine files are placed in it. However, virtual machine files are not typically stored in the default location in enterprise environments. Instead, architecture, performance, and file size requirements commonly drive ...

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