System writer is missing from windows server 2008 standard edition - 64 bit


  • Dear friends,

    when i am executing vssadmin list writer on one of my windows server 2008 STD 64 bit OS, it showing all result except system writers & due to this the backup is getting failed. so far below steps taken to fix -

    1. restarted the server :)

    2. re register all VSS services/dll

    3. executed  script to correct permission on winsxs folder,

    4. tried to find some patch for windows server 2008 std 64 bit but none of them were compatible.

    Please advise for any additional steps or if there are any patch for Windows server 2008 X64 bit OS, 

    Many thanks in advance.


    Friday, May 4, 2018 2:56 PM


  • Thanks for your help, 

    i Was able to fix it by replacing the Inf file \Windows\inf\setupapi.ev3\ev2\ev1 from different server, i am not Sure about the reason but they must had  updated after windows patching & was reason for missing VSS writer.



    Thursday, May 10, 2018 8:27 PM

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