How can I mount a virtual hard disk (VHD) file on a host OS?

A. Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) beta 2 contains the VHDMount tool, which lets you mount a VHD file on your host machine. You can also install only the VHDMount component by running the Virtual Server installation and selecting custom installation. You'll see a list of components; ensure that only VHDMount is selected. Once installed, you can find the utility under C:\Program Files\Microsoft Virtual Server\Vhdmount.

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