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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Error Cannot Start Virtual Disk Service (VDS)

Recently we try to access Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Core Edition to modify disk setting. However encounter an error message :Cannot Start Virtual Disk Service (VDS) and RPC error.



As it is running Server Core, then we need to use Computer Management snap-in from another server.

Here is some trick to make sure you able to access "Disk Management" without encounter an error.

a) Use another server running Windows Server 2008 R2 - with GUI. Don't use higher version of operating system.

b) Execute the following command at

1. Hyper-V Host (Server Core)
netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Remote Volume Management" new enable=yes
Netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Windows Firewall Remote Management” new enable =yes

Netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”remote administration” new enable=yes

2. On the machine running GUI, execute

Netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Remote Volume Management” new enable=yes

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