Event ID 18181 — Virtual Machine Configuration File

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.

By default virtual machine configuration files are at %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Virtual Machines.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 18181
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-VMMS
Version: 6.0
Message: The 'Data Exchange' virtual device could not be found in the device manifest.


Check KVP Exchange virtual device

The configuration file of the virtual machine is missing the Key Value Pair (KVP) Exchange virtual device. The KVP includes a set of data items that contains a unique identifier, called a key, and a value that is the actual data for the key.

Edit the configuration file or create a new virtual machine configuration to replicate the current one and delete the current configuration. Note: existing key value pairs stored in the offline repository will be lost.


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Virtual Machine Configuration File