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.
Sections 1.8, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in [RFC2119]. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but do not contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.