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Virtual Machine failed to start (Access denied).

‘2’ failed to start. (Virtual machine ID 684B169F-DB4A-493F-B34A-762E205AB1E4)

 ‘2’ Microsoft Emulated IDE Controller (Instance ID 83F8638B-8DCA-4152-9EDA-2CA8B33039B4): Failed to Power on with Error ‘General access denied error’ (0x80070005). (Virtual machine ID 684B169F-DB4A-493F-B34A-762E205AB1E4)

 ‘2’: IDE/ATAPI Account does not have sufficient privilege to open attachment ‘###\disk-0.vhdx’. Error: ‘General access denied error’ (0x80070005). (Virtual machine ID 684B169F-DB4A-493F-B34A-762E205AB1E4)

Solution:

  1. In this example is the virtual machine ID 684B169F-DB4A-493F-B34A-762E205AB1E4
  2. Go to the node wich host this VM
  3. Open an elevated command prompt
  4. icacls <path of vhd> /grant "NT VIRTUAL MACHINE\<Virtual machine ID>":(F)
  5. Start the virtual machine

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