New Virtual Disk Error “UseMaximumSize” (Storage Pool)

Windows

This is a heads up post for anyone who is creating a new virtual disk from a storage pool in Storage Spaces. If you are creating a disk and want to use the “Maximum size” parameter then you have to make sure that the Provisioning type is set to Fixed and not Thin. This is a normal expected behaviour as the Thin disk expands automatically and take space as it needs so you can’t pre-located 100% of the size, you will need to specify an initial disk size. For fixed size “-ProvisioningType Fixed” you can use the “-UseMaximumSize” parameter.

The unfriendly Powershell Error:

The GUI Error:

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