Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter

April 4, 2012 at 2:41 pm in Uncategorized by nsienaert

Hi there!


The Solution Accelerator team has released recently a new interesting tool, MVMC which is in CTP.

Today the only supported way to convert VMDK files to VHD files was using System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

Nothing wrong with that but as we all will massively convert our VMDK files to VHD format with Windows 8 Client its Hyper-v role that is coming up, it would be nice to have a lite tool for this isn’t it? Knipogende emoticon

Well that’s exactly when MVMC comes along.

Currenlty it’s a very simple command line tool which will do your conversion, nothing more nothing less.

Command line:

mvmc.exe “<path>\test.vmdk” “<path>\test.vdh” /dyn

The “/dyn” switch is optional if you want to create a dynamic VHD disk instead of a fixed VHD.

Here you have a screenshot of the user experience. You execute the command line and you will see that your VHD will be created.


Some notes you have to be aware of:

– only support of Windows Vista \ Server 2008 and above

– disks up to 150GB are currrently not supported

– Bulk conversion of multiple virtual machines are not supported

– Full machine conversion is unsupported for this release.

For more details, download the tool and read the Release Notes at the Connect site.

Till next time!


Nico Sienaert

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