Error "Insufficient Disk Space for MSI/VHD" when creating a MED-V 2.0 workspace package

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When attempting to create a MED-V 2.0 workspace package, the following error occurs:

A problem prevented the creation of the MED-V workspace package.
Error creating MSI file: Microsoft.Medv.Administration.Commands.CreateMsiException: Insufficient disk space for MSI/VHD file


The MED-V workspace packager goes through several steps in creating a workspace image. Two of these steps are copying and then compressing the VHD. If the computer is low on disk space, the MED-V workspace packaging process will fail.


·         If the VHD is located on the computer, then free space on the hard drive that is at least double the size of the VHD to be packaged.

·         If using a VHD from a network shares, then free space on the hard drive that is at least triple the size of the VHD for to be packaged.

NOTE: The Packager Wizard does not free disk space if cancelled after creating the workspace is started.


Within the MED-V v2 Help Documentation there is a comprehensive section -"Step 3 - Create a Package." You can access this from the welcome screen of the MED-V 2.0 Workspace Packager.
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Article ID: 2502077 - Last Review: March 22, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
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