IVdsService::Refresh method (vds.h)

[Beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the Virtual Disk Service COM interface is superseded by the Windows Storage Management API.]

Refreshes disk-ownership and disk-layout information.


HRESULT Refresh();

Return value

This method can return standard HRESULT values, such as E_OUTOFMEMORY, and VDS-specific return values. It can also return converted system error codes using the HRESULT_FROM_WIN32 macro. Errors can originate from VDS itself or from the underlying VDS provider that is being used. Possible return values include the following.

Return code/value Description
The method completed successfully.
An error occurred during this operation.
VDS failed to initialize. If an application calls this method before the service finishes initializing, the method is blocked until the initialization completes. If the initialization fails, this error is returned.


This method synchronizes the disk layout to the layout known to the disk driver. It does not force the driver to read the layout from the disk. Additionally, this method refreshes the view of all objects in the VDS cache. VDS and the providers query all objects, sending object arrival, modification, removal notifications to synchronize the caller. Note that VDS updates the cache automatically whenever it detects a change that triggers a notification. For this reason, and because calling Refresh can trigger additional notifications, applications should not call this method in response to notifications. Refresh should be called only when it appears that the cache is not being updated properly.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header vds.h
Library Uuid.lib

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