Issue Reported: Server configure on Hyper-V Virtual machine is not starting and giving error.

Error: A Hyper-V virtual machine may fail to start, and you receive an error message that resembles the following:

‘VMName’ failed to start.

Microsoft Emulated IDE Controller (Instance ID
{83F8638B-8DCA-4152-9EDA-2CA8B33039B4}): Failed to Power on with Error ‘General
access denied error’

IDE/ATAPI Account does not have sufficient privilege to open attachment
‘E:\VMs\VMName\Disk0.vhd. Error: ‘General access denied error’

Account does not have sufficient privilege to open attachment
‘E:\VMs\VMName\Disk0.vhd. Error: ‘General access denied error’

If you click See details in the message window, the following information is displayed:

‘VMName’ failed to start. (Virtual machine ID
5FC5C385-BD98-451F-B3F3-1E50E06EE663)

‘VMName’ Microsoft Emulated IDE Controller (Instance ID
{83F8638B-8DCA-4152-9EDA-2CA8B33039B4}): Failed to Power on with Error ‘General
access denied error’ (0x80070005). (Virtual machine ID
5FC5C385-BD98-451F-B3F3-1E50E06EE663)

‘VMName’: IDE/ATAPI Account does not have sufficient privilege to open attachment
‘E:\VMs\VMName\Disk0.vhd. Error: ‘General access denied error’ (0x80070005). (Virtual
Machine ID 5FC5C385-BD98-451F-B3F3-1E50E06EE663)

‘VMName’: Account does not have sufficient privilege to open attachment
‘E:\VMs\VMName\Disk0.vhd. Error: ‘General access denied error’ (0x80070005). (Virtual
Machine ID 5FC5C385-BD98-451F-B3F3-1E50E06EE663)

Solution

To resolve this issue, add the Virtual Machine SID to the virtual hard disk (.vhd) file or to the snapshot file (.avhd).

To add the Virtual Machine SID to a .vhd or .avhd file, follow these steps:

Step 1:    Note the Virtual Machine ID that is listed in the “‘General access denied error’ (0x80070005)” error message.
For example, consider the following error message:

‘VMName’: IDE/ATAPI Account does not have sufficient privilege to open attachment
‘E:\VMs\VMName\Disk0.vhd. Error: ‘General access denied error’ (0x80070005). (Virtual
Machine ID 5FC5C385-BD98-451F-B3F3-1E50E06EE663)

In this example, the Virtual Machine ID is 5FC5C385-BD98-451F-B3F3-1E50E06EE663.

Step 2:    Open an elevated command prompt.

Step 3:    To give the Virtual Machine ID (SID) access to the .vhd or .avhd file, type the following command, and then press Enter:

icacls /grant “NT VIRTUAL MACHINE\”:(F)

For example, to use the Virtual Machine ID that you noted in step 1, type the following command, and then press Enter:

icacls “E:\VMs\VMName\Disk0.vhd” /grant “NT VIRTUAL MACHINE\5FC5C385-BD98-451F-B3F3-1E50E06EE663”:(F)

Thanks & Regards,
Haresh Hirani
Email: hiraniconfigmgr@outlook.com
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