Shadow Copy error 0x80042304

Posted on 2007-12-04
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
If I go to C: -> properties -> Shadow Copy, I get the error message "Error 0x80042304: The volume shadow copy provider is not registered in the system.

Question by:steve_simeonidis
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mass2612 earned 250 total points
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Try re-registering your DLL files as described here and let us know how you go: -

Various issues may occur on a Windows Server 2003-based computer that is running the Volume Shadow Copy Service
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Please make sure that you've installed the latest VSS Roll-up patch for Server 2003:


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I have tried the VSS Roll-up Patch, it installed fine, server rebooted but no luck, same error.
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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If you've already tried re-registering the DLL's, then take a look here for other patches:


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I am having the same issue and no solutions anywhere that works and I have an SBS 2008 64 bit

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