Event ID 16170 — Virtual Machine Snapshot Operation

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.

Virtual Machine Snapshot Operation.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 16170
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-VMMS
Version: 6.0
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.

Virtual Machine Snapshot Operation