On my lab machines I try to enable and run the deduplication feature to save space for my Virtual Machines. I have below listed the commands for my own reference.
Install and enable Deduplication in Windows Server 2012 R2 with Powershell in my case I enable Dedup on volume D: in my example.
To list the jobs that are added runthis command
Start a Deduplication job manually with Powershell
Start-DedupJob –Full –Path D: -Type Optimization
To see the status of whats going on with running Dedup jobs
To see how much Dedup has saved for you simply run