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Drivers or hardware providers that use the Virtual Disk Service to manage hardware LUN IDs encounter exceptions after a disk is physically removed from a computer that is running Windows Server 2008

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On a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, some drivers or hardware providers use the Virtual Disk Service (VDS) to manage hardware logical unit number (LUN) IDs. However, when a disk is physically removed from the computer, these drivers or hardware providers may encounter exceptions. Additional investigation indicates that an invalid hardware LUN ID is returned by the VDS. This behavior occurs if the corresponding hard disk has been removed.

This issue causes storage access exceptions. It also causes Hardware Compatibility Test (HCT) failures for some hardware providers.
This issue occurs because the VDS does not remove the hardware LUN ID as soon as the corresponding disk is removed.

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.

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 Web site: 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.

Important Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only one of these products may be listed on the “Hotfix Request” page. To request the hotfix package that applies to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, just select the product that is listed on the page.


To apply this hotfix, the computer must be running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

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

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista file information note

The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately . MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, x86-based version
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, x64-based version
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformService branch
Vdsdyn.dll6.0.6001.22364571,90429-Jan-200907:13x64Not Applicable
Vds.exe6.0.6001.22364453,63229-Jan-200907:04x64Not Applicable
Vdsldr.exe6.0.6001.2236422,52829-Jan-200907:04x64Not Applicable
Vdsutil.dll6.0.6001.22364157,69629-Jan-200907:13x64Not Applicable
Vds_ps.dll6.0.6001.2236497,28029-Jan-200907:13x64Not Applicable
Windows Server 2008, Itanium-based version
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformService branch
Vdsdyn.dll6.0.6001.22364902,65629-Jan-200906:20IA-64Not Applicable
Vds.exe6.0.6001.22364847,87229-Jan-200906:18IA-64Not Applicable
Vdsldr.exe6.0.6001.2236449,15229-Jan-200906:18IA-64Not Applicable
Vdsutil.dll6.0.6001.22364338,43229-Jan-200906:20IA-64Not Applicable
Vds_ps.dll6.0.6001.22364109,05629-Jan-200906:20IA-64Not Applicable
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
If you check the VDS log file when this issue occurs, you find logged information that resembles the following:
(PID:4016,TID:3964,12:31:22) WARNING: Exception caught in AuxThread(service): C0000005(PID:4016,TID:3964,12:31:22) LEAVE CVdsPnPNotificationManager::AuxThread()
For more information about how to enable VDS logging, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
842011 How to turn on logging for the VDS in Windows Server 2003
For more information, 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 files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Package_for_kb960832_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,42129-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,42329-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,42529-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,43129-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,42229-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ Applicable1,42929-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable Applicable11,15329-Jan-200907:30Not Applicable
X86_microsoft-windows-virtualdiskservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22364_none_6b3794d713f94353.manifestNot Applicable99,98429-Jan-200907:36Not Applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform Applicable11,17929-Jan-200907:50Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-virtualdiskservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22364_none_c756305acc56b489.manifestNot Applicable100,04829-Jan-200907:54Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,37529-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_client~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,43929-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,42929-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,43129-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,43329-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_server~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,43929-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,43029-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable1,43729-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Wow64_microsoft-windows-virtualdiskservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22364_none_d1aadaad00b77684.manifestNot Applicable98,69929-Jan-200906:56Not Applicable
Additional files for all supported Itanium-based versions of Windows Server 2008
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform Applicable11,16629-Jan-200908:19Not Applicable
Ia64_microsoft-windows-virtualdiskservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22364_none_6b3938cd13f74c4f.manifestNot Applicable100,01229-Jan-200908:23Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~ Applicable1,42529-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~ Applicable1,42629-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~ Applicable1,42929-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_server~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~ Applicable1,43429-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~ Applicable1,42629-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Package_for_kb960832_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~ Applicable1,43329-Jan-200916:27Not Applicable
Wow64_microsoft-windows-virtualdiskservice_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22364_none_d1aadaad00b77684.manifestNot Applicable98,69929-Jan-200906:56Not Applicable

Article ID: 960832 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 10:27:20 - Revision: 2.0

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