FIX: Only the last added drive has the correct Storage Spaces enclosure awareness information in Windows Server 2012

Applies to: Windows 8Windows 8 EnterpriseWindows 8 Pro More

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You use Storage Spaces on a Windows Server 2012-based multi-node failover cluster. 
  • Storage Spaces is configured to use enclosure awareness. 
  • A new drive is added.
In this scenario, only the last added drive has the correct enclosure awareness information, and the enclosure information on all other drives is lost.

Cause


This problem occurs because enclosure slot information is not set on new records when a new drive is added.

Resolution


This hotfix is also available at Microsoft Update Catalog.

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 the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

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Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previously released hotfix.

Status


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

References


See Storage Spaces Overview for more information.

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