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Vssadmin list writers not responding? Struggling with repairing VSS for Backups? Here is a good fix!

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This is the best fix I have seen. It appears to work even without a server reboot!
Delete Shadow copies
Disable shadow copy
Clear reg key entries
      delete the subscriptions key from the following path
      HKLM\Software\Microsoft\EventSystem\{26c409cc-ae86-11d1-b616-00805fc79216}\Subscript
      (::Should not have to do this but might:¿  once the key gets restart  the com+ services from services.msc)

Register DLL’s
 regsvr32 ole32.dll
regsvr32 vss_ps.dll
Vssvc /Register
regsvr32 /i swprv.dll
regsvr32 /i eventcls.dll
regsvr32 es.dll
regsvr32 stdprov.dll
regsvr32 vssui.dll
regsvr32 msxml.dll
regsvr32 msxml3.dll
regsvr32 msxml4.dll

Start VSS
Run NT Backup to backup system state
Run backup
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Is it a question or a tip?
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Its a tip.
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LOLZ thought so.

Nice trick though never tried it before

Cheers
Aj
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