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Services Utility: Virtual Disk Service Service

Display Name (?): Virtual Disk Service
Short Name (?): vds
Executable (?): vds.exe
Library (?): None.
Depends On (?): None.
Supports (?): None.
Description (?): Provides software volume and hardware volume management service.
OS (?): Server 2003, Vista Server
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The virtual disk service service provides a native implementation for advanced mass storage device configuration and maintenance. This allows multiple vendors to interact with hardware in a standard way that reduces overhead and complexity for a server administrator. In more common terms this service provides a simple interface for all server storage devices, such as RAID controllers. The vendors need to write software to take advantage of this, but from the user's perspective all storage devices can be maintained through VDS.

If you are running a server then you should enable this service if you have known devices that take advantage of it. Otherwise this service should be left to manual, as it is only started if something attempts to use it.

Please visit /tools/services/ for the complete Services utility.