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Virtual Disk

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

Provides management services for disks, volumes, file systems, and storage arrays.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual
Windows 8 x64 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): vds
Display Name: Virtual Disk

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

Provides management services for disks, volumes, file systems, and storage arrays.

Additional Information

If this service is disabled, a dialog box will pop up with “Virtual Disk Service is Disabled” when attempting to access the Storage > Disk Management section under the “Computer Management” area in the Administrator Tools. If left in Manual, the service will start when needed and stop shortly after.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual Manual
Windows 7 Professional Manual Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): vds
Display Name: Virtual Disk

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Virtual Disk needs to function properly:

What other service require Virtual Disk to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Provides management services for disks, volumes, file systems, and storage arrays.

Additional Information

If this service is disabled, a dialog box will pop up with “Virtual Disk Service is Disabled” when attempting to access the Storage > Disk Management section under the “Computer Management” area in the Administrator Tools.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Manual Manual Manual
Vista Home Premium Manual Manual Manual
Vista Business Manual Manual Manual
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Manual Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): vds
Display Name: Virtual Disk

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Virtual Disk needs to function properly:

What other service require Virtual Disk to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Additional Reading

None at this time.