Event ID 4096 (Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-Integration-KvpExchange) is logged in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 StandardWindows Server 2012 Datacenter


On a Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host, the following Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-Integration-KVPExchange event ID 4096 is logged:

Log Name : Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-Integration/Admin
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-Integration-KvpExchange
Event ID: 4096
Level: Error
Message: ‘VM Name’: The Data Exchange integration service is either not enabled, not running or not initialized. (Virtual machine ID <VM GUID>)


This Error event may be logged when a virtual machine (VM) saves, starts or stops, and there is a concurrent request to retrieve a KVP item, such as the IP address or the system version.

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Although this event is logged, the error causes no harm to the Hyper-V host. Typically, event ID 4096 is not logged regularly. Therefore, you can safely ignore it because KVP items can be retrieved after a VM starts. If you do see this event logged regularly, it may indicate another problem. In that, we recommend that you contact Microsoft Support.


For more information, see the following MSDN topic: