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Unable to Start or Connect to Virtual Disk Service in Disk Management

I got here throughout one unusual error when attempting to prolong the scale of the arduous disk partition on Windows Server 2012 R2. After opening the Disk Management console (diskmgmt.msc), the checklist of accessible native disks was not displayed, and the next error appeared on the backside of the Disk Management console:

Unable to join to Virtual Disk Service.

If you join to the pc remotely utilizing Disk Management snap-in, the error appears like this:

Disk Management couldn’t begin Virtual Disk Service (VDS) on Host-Name.

Disk Management could not start Virtual Disk Service (VDS)

I strive to develop the amount utilizing the diskpart software, however this software didn’t work as properly and returned the error:

Virtual Disk Service error:

The service failed to initialize.

diskpart Virtual Disk Service The service failed to initialize

In regular configuration, the VDS service in Windows is configured to begin manually (Startup sort – Manual). It implies that it ought to be run if mandatory if different apps entry it. However, in our case it doesn’t occur on some cause.

It is evident that you need to test the state of Virtual Disk (vds) service. After opening the providers administration console (providers.msc), I noticed that the Virtual Disk service was not operating. When attempting to begin it manually (utilizing the command: web begin vds), I acquired an error:

The service will not be responding to the management operate.

More assist is out there by typing NET HELPMSG 2186.

The following associated occasions appeared in the system occasion log:

A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached whereas ready for the Virtual Disk service to join.

Windows couldn’t begin the Virtual Disk service on Local Computer. Error 1053: The service didn’t reply to the beginning or management request in a well timed vogue.

I attempted to change the Virtual Disk service startup sort from Manual to Automatic and restarted Windows.

Virtual Disk service startup type

After the restart, Virtual Disk service began efficiently and each Disk Management and diskpart additionally labored correctly.

If you can not join to the Virtual Disk service remotely, be sure that the next inbound guidelines are enabled in the Windows firewall:

  • Remote Volume Management — Virtual Disk Service (RPC);
  • Remote Volume Management — Virtual Disk Service Loader (RPC).

You can allow distant entry to VDS service utilizing the next netsh instructions:

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Remote Volume Management" new allow=sure
netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Windows Firewall Remote Management” new allow =sure
netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”distant administration” new allow=sure

If the Virtual Disk service doesn’t begin after that, open the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and be sure that the ALL APPLICATION PACAKAGES group in the registry key HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesvds has Read permissions.

vds (virtual disk) service registry permissions

If neither of the strategies described above assist to get well VDS, test the integrity of system recordsdata utilizing this command:

sfc /scannow

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