VSS DFS rep Writer not _available_ RRS feed

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  • I'm not sure what the proper description for the issue is so I used 'available'.

    I chose this particular forum because it is backup related - albeit for a Carbonite installed backup routine.  CB said the issue is purely local (ie not CB's responsibility).  CB does expect to see the DFSR writer listed when running VSSAdmin list writers.

    W2012R2.  the DFS Rep services shows Automatic and Running in Services.msc

    The server roles DFS Namespaces and Replication are installed.

    In a elevated CP: Vssadmin List Writers does not show DFS at all.

    I've re-reged all of (supposedly) the required DLL in win\system32.  Made no difference.

    Most hits in a search of the issue reference issues where it shows failed in VSSAdmin.  But this _missing_ from vssadmin.

    Is there some sort of VSSADmin.msc that will allow/force the _enabling_ or  _availability_ of a writer?

    barring that, anybody have any other ideas of why the service "runs" but manages to hide?

    Tanks everyone

    Friday, July 26, 2019 4:59 PM

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