Event ID 12141 — VHD Service

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.

The VHD servcice provides Image Management servicing for Hyper-V.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 12141
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-Image-Management-Service
Version: 6.0
Message: Failed to open attachment '%3'. Error: '%4'


Retry Image

You may get this failure if the image, connection, and/or permissions are mismatched. For example, an image file can be a virtual hard disk (.vhd file), or a “virtual” DVD disc (.iso file).  If a text file with a .txt file name extension were renamed with a .vhd file name extension, you would get an error that the image is not valid. If you attempted to attach a .vhd virtual hard disk to a SCSI controller and that controller is not supported by the operating system, you would also get an error. You might also get this error if the image is valid, but in a different location than specified, or in the location specified, but not accessible by the user credential.

Check and ensure a valid image exists, has the right permissions, and is attached.


The vhdsvc service is displayed in a running state in the service control manager and all the operations on vhd files complete successfully.

VHD Service