Posts From March, 2010

The Virtual Storage Filter Driver is disabled through the registry. 

While looking through our new Windows 2008 SP2 server event logs, I noticed this unusual error:

Log Name: System
Source: storflt
Event ID: 5
Task Category: None
Level: Warning
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Description: The Virtual Storage Filter Driver is disabled through the registry. It is inactive for all disk drives.

After a little research, I found a knowledgebase article 951007 on Microsoft’s site.

How Microsoft explains this error message is so amusing to me….

If Windows Server 2008 is not running on a Hyper-V Server, this issue will not affect the performance of the operating system. Therefore, you can safely ignore this event.

Basically it’s another Warning message filling my event logs for not using a feature of the product!

Posted by Brian 03/24/2010 Categories: Hyper-V Windows