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Windows Azure Delete Storage, Containers, Disks and Images Step-By-Step

To delete storage click Storage then click the container then click Delete

Error:“Storage account gurulabstor1309 has 1 container(s) which have an active image and/or disk artifacts. Ensure those artifacts are removed from the image repository before deleting this storage account.”

Go to Storage –> Double-Click on Storage to go to the detail/dashboard –> Click Containers click the Container .. Select Delete (on the bottom of the screen)

If you get an error like:

“The following virtual machine disks use blobs in this container, so the container cannot be deleted: GuruLabAD1309-GuruLabAD1309-0-201309111347490570, GuruLabDB1309-GuruLabDB1309-0-201309121956570430”

then you have disks or images that need to be deleted first…

If you want to delete the storage account, you need to delete any images/disks you have remaining in that storage account.

Go to Virtual Machines -> “Disks” or “Images” tab -> select the images/disks that you have located in the Storage Account you want to delete -> then hit the “Delete disk” or “delete image” command. Back these up if you need before hitting the delete.

Once the images/disks in the storage account have been deleted, you should be able to delete the containers and the storage account.

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Dan Stolts (The "ITProGuru") is a technology expert who is a master of systems management and security. He is proficient in many Microsoft products especially in the server area (Windows Server, System Center, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization, Etc) and holds many certifications including MCT, MCITP, MCSE, TS, etc. Dan is currently specializing in System Management and Security and is also very passionate about virtualization technologies. Dan is and has been a very active member of the community. He is president of Boston User Groups, Founder of Virtualization Group Boston, Founder of North East Leaders and serves on many IT Community group boards. He is in the process of writing his first book on building technology communities. He is a believer in social networking and can be reached on twitter @ITProGuru. He has participated in many non-technology community groups such as: Rotary Club, Lions Club, local Chambers of Commerce and is a mentor for the local high schools. Dan is an enthusiastic advocate of technology and is passionate about helping others. Dan's lifelong passion has been and continues to be to help and teach others!

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