Error message when you run the Set-FileStorageTier cmdlet in Windows Server 2012 R2

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Symptoms


Assume that you have a Windows Server 2012 R2-based Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) node that contains more than 8 tiered volumes. When you try to use the Set-FileStorageTier cmdlet to pin files on the node, the operation fails. Additionally, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
Set-FileStorageTier : A general error occurred that is not covered by a more specific error code.
At line:1 char:1
+ Set-FileStorageTier -FilePath filepath
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (MSFT_FileStorageTier:ROOT/Microsoft/...FileStorageTier) [Set-FileStorageTier], CimException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : HRESULT 0x8e5e04be,Set-FileStorageTier

Resolution


Update information

To resolve this issue, install update rollup 2887595. For more information about how to obtain this update rollup package, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2887595 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: November 2013

Status


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