W8 RSAT Server Manager showing wrong capacity!? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello!

    I connect from my W8 workstation to Hyper-V Server 2012 remotely and apparently Server Manager shows the wrong capacity in Gibibyte (by factor 10), but the right one in Byte!?

    Is this a bug? Any suggestions?


    Tuesday, December 25, 2012 5:21 PM

All replies

  • Is the volume capacity displayed correctly locally on Windows Server 2012? Is the drive RAIDed?

    Honestly, I tried but I cannot find the "Volume (C:\) Properties" window as the picture you posted in Server Manager on Windows Server 2012. Can you please explain.

    Thursday, December 27, 2012 8:58 AM
  • Thanks for your reply, Cheers!

    These snaps are from another W8 machine with RSAT connecting to a Windows Server 2012 Core server.

    You can see how I came up with the properties dialogue (context menu).

    Here you can see furthermore that other capacity views are also wrongly calculating.

    All classical tools I tried list disk / volume / partition capacities correctly (diskpart.exe, diskmgmt.msc, dir).

    I suspect this issue arises due to our corporate policy using ISO Standard formats on English (US) locale:


    Sunday, December 30, 2012 3:47 PM
  • By switching to en-GB locale, I think I can confirm this to be an issue due to custom regional settings.

    Where can I file a bug report?

    Sunday, December 30, 2012 4:18 PM
  • Using Windows 8.1 to connect to a Windows 2012 R2 server, this issue doesn't appear anymore!

    I should close this thread as "answered", but since there has never been any answer, e. g. by those who fixed this bug, I leave it open, hoping that anybody responsible reads it and in future we'll get proper answers! Like this hypothetical answer:

    "Hi! We checked the source code and indeed there was a bug. It will be addressed by one of the next Windows Updates."

    I think this hypothetical answer, including checking the source, would have cost a quarter developer-hour the maximum!


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