Microsoft has acknowledged an issue with the Server Manager console, causing IT administrators to inadvertently erase faulty virtual disks, potentially erasing important data from the company. servers.
Description of the case in support document (Opens in a new tab)The company said, “When using the Community Virtual driver, there are virtual disks that may have the same UniqueId. This may cause problems when starting the reset process. A reset will reset the first disk it finds. However, it may This is not the disk you want to reset. Because of this, this disk will lose data.”
The platforms affected by the issue are Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2022 and all versions Windows 11 Version 22H2.0
Workaround for Microsoft Server Manager
Although Microsoft’s acknowledgment of the problem did not include a file revisionIt has provided a few commands for use within Windows Powershell by way of a workaround. This entails getting more information about the disk and using the device ID to erase the drive instead.
You can use the PowerShell commands below to recover and reset (wipe) a disk.
To retrieve details about disks, type Get-PhysicalDisk | Define the object – FriendlyName property, DeviceID, UniqueId
Confirm the details about the disk you want to reset. Use the disk’s DeviceId as a number in the command: Clear-Disk [-Number] “
This can be frustrating for IT administrators, who are not erasing drives as a result of human error and are now being asked to handle it themselves by the tech giant. The solution might be simple, but that doesn’t explain why it’s not easy to fix either.
Microsoft has a model of releasing manual solutions to address errors within their programs well in advance of debugging. Earlier this month, I did the same for the case inside Microsoft Outlookthe company Email client Affects Exchange Online, its own regulatory Email Provider.