Event ID 18002 — 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: 18002
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-VMMS
Version: 6.0
Message: Cannot take snapshot for '%1' because the maximum number of snapshots has been reached. Delete unwanted snapshots and try again.(Virtual machine ID %2)


Check snapshot storage

Delete snapshots that you do not need and then retry the snapshot operation. By default snapshots are stored at %systemdrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Snapshots.

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