Cannot use Shadow Copy Service or VSS RRS feed

  • Question

  • we cannot use the Shadow Copy Service or VSS for shadow copies after modifying an existing VM volume of SBS 2008. We used parition sofware from Easeus Parition Master v5.1.  I have attempted the registering and resgistering of system files, restarting services, deregistering and reregistering services, and still the shadow copy service does not work. Any ideas on how I can isolate and repair the cause of the problem? Things to look for?
    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 6:52 PM


  • Hi,

    What is the error you got when trying to run VSS? Please write it down. Also please go to Event Viewer to see if there is any related error occurs. If so, please also copy the error to here.

    Here are the steps to register related files. They may be performed once, but please try each command one by one in order to see if there is any error occur on a specific command. Thank you for your time.

    1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
    2. Type the following commands at a command prompt. Press ENTER after you type each command.
    3. cd /d %windir%\system32
    4. Net stop vss
    5. Net stop swprv
    6. regsvr32 ole32.dll
    7. regsvr32 oleaut32.dll
    8. regsvr32 vss_ps.dll
    9. vssvc /register
    10. regsvr32 /i swprv.dll
    11. regsvr32 /i eventcls.dll
    12. regsvr32 es.dll
    13. regsvr32 stdprov.dll
    14. regsvr32 vssui.dll
    15. regsvr32 msxml.dll
    16. regsvr32 msxml3.dll
    17. regsvr32 msxml4.dll

    Thursday, April 22, 2010 1:52 AM