Microsoft has made available for download a useful resource named VHD Getting Started Guide, a handy guide for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 users to know VHD features in Windows 7 & Server R2.
The guide covers all VHD related features available in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. We have already covered how to create, attach, & detach VHDs, and also how to boot from VHD in Windows 7.
In Windows 7, a VHD can be used as the running operating system on designated hardware without any other parent operating system, virtual machine, or hypervisor. You can use the Windows 7 disk management tools (the DiskPart command-line tool and the Disk Management MMC snap-in) to create a VHD file.
You can deploy a Windows 7 image (in .wim format) to the VHD, and you can copy the VHD file to multiple systems. You can configure the Windows 7 boot manager for a native or physical boot of the Windows image that is contained in the VHD. Furthermore, you can connect the VHD file to a virtual machine for use with the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2008 R2.
This 90 page guide is just 1.1 MB in size and is ready to download from the below mentioned link.
Download VHD Getting Started