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Windows 7 Ultimate - cannot turn on VSS Shadow Copy Service to save Previous Versions

Hi Experts,

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

I want to turn on VSS Shadow Copy Service - so that I can save Previous Versions.

Windows Help says:

Shadow Copies of Shared Folders. This feature is an extension to the Shared Folders Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.

To open Shadow Copies of Shared Folders, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management. In the console tree, right-click Shared Folders, click All Tasks, and then click Configure Shadow Copies.

But when I right-click Shared Folders, the only menu items are View, Export List and Help.
I have also clicked my way all around the Actions section on the right hand side of the screen - still no sign of Configure Shadow Copies?

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Leigh

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Hi AtB,

Sorry, I not quite sure by what you meant by "See first replay"?

If you meant me to:

Create this registry parameter:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\Parameters\ DisableDownLevelTimewarp

I created a new DWORD value = 1.

It did not fix the problem.

Leigh

Hi AtB,

I navigated to the Control Panel | System | System Protection as described in the TechRepublic artice.
But the options that are there do not let me configure anything to do with VSS.


Leigh
you mean the options are disabled ? (configure and create )
These 2 screendumps show what the options look like.

This is not the right part of the system to switch on VSS Shadow Copy Service to save Previous Versions.
I have done this for a Server 2008 system - it should be where Windows Help (see my original question) says it is.
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See below: the screendump shows how you get to the VSS Shadow Copy Service configuration on a Server 2008 system.

The "All Tasks" part is not appearing on my Windows 7 system.
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