Reduce the size of VM HDD

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by wendy123, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. wendy123

    wendy123 Guest

    Created a WS2012 VM to be used as a KMS in my test lab and that's the sole purpose of this VM. Its currently taking up 10GB and I would like to strip any non essential items to make it small as possible, I would also like to reduce the RAM usage from 1GB to 512MB if that is possible. Any recommendations? Should I convert it to "core" and get rid of the shell?

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

    Mar 23, 2010
    #2 NICK@NUMBER11, Jul 31, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    all you have to do ...

    Set maximum disk size to 1GB, and select ‘Store virtual disk as a single file.
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

    Aug 15, 2012
    #3 s1ave77, Jul 31, 2013
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    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

    Jan 26, 2008
    I've been trying to get the KMS service from Codyqx4's MS Toolkit working on SRV2008 R2 Core VM, that has a 5GB VHD and uses 512mb RAM (might work with less RAM, but I'm using IIS)

    Would that be of any use to you?
  5. wendy123

    wendy123 Guest

    thanks but the links s1ave77 provided were very helpful. 6.4GB VHD with 352MB of RAM.