Event ID 16170 — Virtual Machine Snapshot Operation
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.
Virtual Machine Snapshot Operation.
|Product:||Windows Operating System|
|Message:||'%1' cannot delete snapshot directory %5: %3 (%4) (Snapshot ID %2)|
Check permissions and retry snapshot delete
Ensure that you have the appropriate permissions to the snapshot file/directory ( by default %systemdrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Snapshots), and that it is not currently in use. Then, try to delete it manually.
A snapshot in Hyper-V is a file-based snapshot of the state, disk data, and configuration of a virtual machine at a specific point in time. For more information about snapshots, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147648.
The snapshot operation succeeds when retried.