You receive an error message when you use the Diskpart.exe command-line tool to perform storage management on a Windows Server 2003-based computer

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SYMPTOMS

When you use the Diskpart.exe command-line tool to perform storage management on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer, you receive the following error message:
The disk management services could not complete the operation.

CAUSE

This issue occurs when the startup type for the Virtual Disk service (VDS) is set to disabled.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, set the startup type for the VDS to manual, as follows:
  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Services.
  2. Locate and then right-click Virtual Disk Service. Click Properties.
  3. In the Virtual Disk Service Properties (Local Computer) dialog box, click Manual under Startup type. Click OK.

MORE INFORMATION

The VDS provides system administrators and storage administrators that use Diskpart.exe to provide storage resources and to manage storage resources.

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Article ID: 870912 - Last Review: October 30, 2006 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
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