There is currently a lease on the blob and no lease ID was specified in the request. How to Fix it

Pretty annoying, it has happened heaaaps of time to myself, here’s how I fix it:

The scenario is: I want to delete a storage account and that one has a .VHD file which is a Virtual Machine, click delete and:

Not Good


Go to Virtual Machines,


  1. Click on IMAGES and there you will see a list of disks that are available to create Virtual Machines, even when the disk is not in use, this is very important.
  2. Click on Delete and select the Delete the associated VHD

Next, if you go to the Storage account you want to delete, it will be possible