Tech: Perform Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 virtual hard disk maintenance automatically

David Wang published a great script for achieving following requested tasks:

  • start / restore from saved state if machine is not running (preferably disconnected from network in order to preserve resources)
  • run on the guest the VHD maintenance utility (manually done by mounting the ISO from the virtual server directory and pressing next on the guest)
  • save state / ( shut down only if necessary for next stage)
  • compact the VHD

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