Error message when you run the "New-VirtualDiskSnapshot -TargetStoragePoolName" Storage Management cmdlet in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Essentials


Assume that you have a computer that is running Windows Server 2012 or a Windows 8-based computer that has the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 installed. You run the New-VirtualDiskSnapshot Storage Management cmdlet together with a valid value that is defined for the -TargetStoragePoolName optional parameter. For example, you run the following Storage Management cmdlet on the computer:
PS C:\Windows\system32> New-VirtualDiskSnapshot -FriendlyName Snap_2 -VirtualDiskFriendlyName vol_2 -TargetStoragePoolName $pl_name
In this situation, the cmdlet fails and you receive an error message that resembles the following:
New-VirtualDiskSnapshot : The specified storage pool could not be found.
At line:1 char:1
+ New-VirtualDiskSnapshot -FriendlyName Snap_2 -VirtualDiskFriendlyName vol_2 -Tar ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (StorageWMI:ROOT/Microsoft/...SFT_VirtualDisk) [New-VirtualDiskSnapshot], Cim Exception
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : StorageWMI 48005,New-VirtualDiskSnapshot


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 that has the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 installed.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8
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File size9,024
Date (UTC)02-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)16:54
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8 and of Windows Server 2012
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File versionNot applicable
File size9,028
Date (UTC)02-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)16:54
PlatformNot applicable
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-storagemanagementwmi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20623_none_b4d3d53d21a45cec.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size9,026
Date (UTC)02-Feb-2013
Time (UTC)16:54
PlatformNot applicable