SBS 2003 SQL Server VSS Writer won't start

Posted on 2009-06-30
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Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Since upgrading Backup Exec from version 10 to version 12.5 on SBS 2003 Standard, the SQL Server VSS Writer won't start.  It's stuck "starting".
Is there a way to correct or uninstall and reinstall VSS Writer?
Event Type:	Error
Event Source:	Service Control Manager
Event Category:	None
Event ID:	7022
Date:		6/30/2009
Time:		10:27:16 PM
User:		N/A
Computer:	SERVER01
The SQL Server VSS Writer service hung on starting.
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Question by:b1dupree
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SQL Server VSS writer is not available as a separate download. Instead you will need to obtain from original source media or SQL Server SP. To extract the package, run the following command-line: path-to-exe-file.exe /X:c:\temp\kb.


Now search for the file sqlwriter.msi or sqlwriter_x64.msi and run the one approriate for your system.

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