ApplyVirtualSystemSnapshotEx method of the Msvm_VirtualSystemManagementService class

Applies the disk state, run-time state, and configuration values for a snapshot to the virtual computer system. This information serves as the starting point for the virtual computer system when it is next activated. Any disk state, run-time state, or configuration values currently associated with the virtual computer system will be lost.


uint32 ApplyVirtualSystemSnapshotEx(
  [in]  CIM_ComputerSystem           REF ComputerSystem,
  [in]  CIM_VirtualSystemSettingData REF SnapshotSettingData,
  [out] CIM_ConcreteJob              REF Job


ComputerSystem [in]

Type: CIM_ComputerSystem

A reference to the CIM_ComputerSystem instance to which the snapshot should be applied.

SnapshotSettingData [in]

Type: CIM_VirtualSystemSettingData

A reference to the CIM_VirtualSystemSettingData instance that represents the snapshot to be applied.

Job [out]

Type: CIM_ConcreteJob

An optional reference that is returned if the operation is executed asynchronously. If present, the returned reference to an instance of CIM_ConcreteJob can be used to monitor progress and obtain the result of the method.

Return value

Type: uint32

If this method is executed synchronously, it returns 0 if it succeeds. If this method is executed asynchronously, it returns 4096 and the Job output parameter can be used to track the progress of the asynchronous operation. Any other return value indicates an error. The return value can be one of the following values.

Completed with No Error (0)
Method Parameters Checked - Job Started (4096)
Failed (32768)
Access Denied (32769)
Not Supported (32770)
Status is unknown (32771)
Timeout (32772)
Invalid parameter (32773)
System is in used (32774)
Invalid state for this operation (32775)
Incorrect data type (32776)
System is not available (32777)
Out of memory (32778)


Access to the Msvm_VirtualSystemManagementService class might be restricted by UAC Filtering. For more information, see User Account Control and WMI.


Minimum supported client

None supported

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 R2

End of client support

None supported

End of server support

Windows Server 2012





See also

ApplySnapshot (V2)



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