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Operating System

Windows Server 2012

Product/Feature

Hyper-V

Severity

Category

Note: The following sections provide details about the specific issue. Italics indicates UI text that appears in the Best Practices Analyzer tool for the specific issue.

Issue

Application-consistent snapshots requires that Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) is enabled and configured in the guest operating systems of virtual machines participating in replication.

Impact

Even if application-consistent snapshots are specified in the replication configuration, Hyper-V will not use them unless VSS is configured. This impacts the following virtual machines: <list of virtual machines>

Resolution

Use Virtual Machine Connection to install integration services in the virtual machine.

Additional references