1 Introduction

The Disk Management Remote Protocol is a set of Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) interfaces, as specified in [MS-DCOM], built for managing storage objects on a machine. The Disk Management Remote Protocol relies on detailed, low-level operating system and storage concepts. While the basic concepts are outlined in this specification, it is assumed that the reader has familiarity with these technologies.

For background information on storage, disk, and volume concepts, see [MSDN-DISKMAN] and [MSDN-VOLMAN]. For the IDL specification, see sections 6.1 and 6.2.

Sections 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.