*Not really sure if this is the correct forum category, my apologies in advance.

A VM was sent to me as .vhdx instead of .vhd and I need to import it into xenserver which supports .vhd but not .vhdx.

I looked at the following solutions:

1. Convert-VHD via Powershell
- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../hh848454.aspx

2. Hyper-V Converter
- http://blogs.technet.com/b/aviraj/ar...v-manager.aspx

The problem with using powershell, is you need to have either Windows2012 or Windows 8.1 but with the Hyper-V role installed to get the proper cmdlets.

I only have access to Windows 2008r2 and Windows 8.1 without the Hyper-V role installed.

My other options would have been to attempt to gain access to a server with Hyper-V and use powershell to run the convert-vhd command on the remote server but I am not even sure if powershell commands can be ran like that. (ie: running hyper-v cmdlets on a remote server which doesn't have hyper-v cmdlets.)