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

Posted on 2010-04-08
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
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
      (::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
Question by:lanman777
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Aj8787 earned 2000 total points
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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


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