IVdsHwProvider interface (vds.h)

[Beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the Virtual Disk Service COM interface is superseded by the Windows Storage Management API.]

Provides methods for performing query, reenumeration, and refresh operations on a hardware provider.


The IVdsHwProvider interface inherits from the IUnknown interface. IVdsHwProvider also has these types of members:


The IVdsHwProvider interface has these methods.

Method Description
IVdsHwProvider::QuerySubSystems Returns an enumeration of the subsystems managed by the provider.
IVdsHwProvider::Reenumerate Discovers newly connected and disconnected subsystems.
IVdsHwProvider::Refresh Refreshes VDS's internally cached data about existing subsystems that are managed by VDS providers.


Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header vds.h

See also


Provider Object

VDS Interfaces