Disk Management does not open when you double-click Disk Management(Local) in the Computer Management snap-in in Windows Server 2003

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

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SYMPTOMS
In Microsoft Windows Server 2003, nothing occurs when you double-click Disk Management(Local) in the right pane of the Computer Management Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.

For example, when you open Computer Management, and then click Storage in the left pane, Disk Management(Local) appears in the right pane of the snap-in as a yellow folder. When you double-click the yellow folder, Disk Management does not open.

When you click Disk Management in the left pane of Computer Management, Disk Management opens correctly.
WORKAROUND
To work around this problem, click Disk Management in the left pane of Computer Management. Alternatively, click Start, click Run, type diskmgmt.msc, and then click OK.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
MORE INFORMATION

Technical support for x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows

Your hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for x64-based versions of Windows. Your hardware manufacturer provides support because an x64-based version of Windows was included with your hardware. Your hardware manufacturer might have customized the installation of Windows with unique components. Unique components might include specific device drivers or might include optional settings to maximize the performance of the hardware. Microsoft will provide reasonable-effort assistance if you need technical help with your x64-based version of Windows. However, you might have to contact your manufacturer directly. Your manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that your manufacturer installed on the hardware.

For product information about Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For product information about x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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Article ID: 911148 - Last Review: 12/09/2015 03:51:49 - Revision: 1.4

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