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GPO to enable and or configure Volume shadow copy on my servers D drive VSS.

Posted on 2008-09-29
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I would like to enable VSS on the D drive of all of the servers in my domain using a GPO or any other mass implementation method (scripting third party tool whatever)
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Michael Pfister earned 500 total points
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I'd rather remotely execute the required command line statements:

First you need to create the shadow copy area (Adjust the MaxSize parameter to your needs):

vssadmin Add ShadowStorage /For=D: /On=D: /MaxSize=900MB

Next create scheduled tasks to take the snapshots:

schtasks /create /RU SYSTEM /SC Daily /TN MySnap1  /TR "vssadmin create shadow /For=D:" /ST 09:00:00
schtasks /create /RU SYSTEM /SC Daily /TN MySnap2  /TR "vssadmin create shadow /For=D:" /ST 15:00:00

Hope it helps
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That should work for me i can put the computers i want to enable in a hosts.txt and the modified commands into a VSS.bat then run psexec @hosts.txt -u domain\user -p password -c VSS.bat and that should let me set it up on all of my servers.

Thanks
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by:worsnoptr
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I tested it out and it worked fine. it doesn't show volume shadow copy enabled when i go to the Volume Shadow Copy tab but the snapshots are there so what the hay.
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by:Michael Pfister
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Never checked how the volume shadow copy tab is connected to the tasks in scheduler. I assume its stored somewhere in the registry. But as you said: "what the hay"

Thanks for the points
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