Error occurred during Storage enumeration. Operation is not Supported RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am in the process of adding new Server 2016 Core servers to a Hyper-V cluster, where I will eventually be replacing our Server 2012R2 servers.

    Everything is going very well, we are currently in the co-existing phase and VMs are happily moving between all servers without problem.

    However I have just recently started getting errors in Server Manager when trying to access disk information under 'File and Storage Services'

    If I try and view the new servers I get an error stating "Error occurred during storage enumeration. The requested operation is not support"

    I have been through WinRM troubleshooting and have found the following.

    WinRM is configured by Group Policy Object to allow to listen on all IPv4 and IPv6 IP address, and this can be confirmed:

    C:\Users\admin.tima>winrm enumerate winrm/config/Listener
    Listener [Source="GPO"]
        Address = *
        Transport = HTTP
        Port = 5985
        Enabled = true
        URLPrefix = wsman
        ListeningOn =,,,,,,, ::1, fe80::5efe:, fe80::5efe:, fe80::5efe:, fe80::5efe:, fe80::5efe:, fe80::5efe:, fe80::d52:6b8b:740:b37%32, fe80::6c75:85f:66:68f6%31, fe80::75a5:aec9:77e0:da7d%2, fe80::bd5e:2154:b16b:ea0e%15, fe80::c852:c45c:4b30:f736%30, fe80::f18e:8071:8f94:bdb%18

    I can remotely connect to the servers using test-wsman:

    PS C:\WINDOWS> Test-WSMan -ComputerName svr-hyp-03
    wsmid           : http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wsman/identity/1/wsmanidentity.xsd
    ProtocolVersion : http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wsman/1/wsman.xsd
    ProductVendor   : Microsoft Corporation
    ProductVersion  : OS: 0.0.0 SP: 0.0 Stack: 3.0

    I have completely turned off the firewall to ensure that this is not causing the problem, however the WSMAN firewall rules have been configured by group policy too:

    I am able to mange these servers using other remote systems like PowerShell, Hyper-V manager, Computer Management (Disk Management)

    I was wondering if anyone has seen this before, or if someone can tell me what process the storage enumeration is running so I can look at that.



    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 5:00 AM


All replies

  • Hi Tim,

    Please reboot to do a check.


    And try to reinstall file server role to do a check.

    Also run sfc /scannow to see if there are any corrupted system files

    Best Regards,


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    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 2:51 AM
  • Hi Mary,

    I have rebooted many times over the last couple of days, however I have done this again without any change.

    I ran 'sfc /scannow' which did not find any problems:

    c:\Program Files (x86)>sfc /scannow
    Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.
    Beginning verification phase of system scan.
    Verification 100% complete.
    Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
    I do not have the "file server role" installed. I don't actually know what that is, so if you could let me know that would be great. 'Storage Services' is installed under the 'File and Storage Services' role, however this cannot be removed as it is an integral part of the OS.



    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 4:40 AM
  • Hi Tim,

    Did you find a solution to this problem?



    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 2:59 PM
  • Did you manage to resolve this?

    I'm getting the same issue.

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 2:45 PM
  • in mix mode it will happen you need to do 

    once you upgrade all your server to 2016 and it will work 

    Sunday, September 1, 2019 8:00 AM