Microsoft Exchange Writer

Posted on 2011-05-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
i have exchange 2007 serevr, installed on Win 2008 Std wdition.

i am unable to take backup from Symantec Backup Exec 12.5. my backup serevr is running fine, from backup serevr i am able to take DC backup, File server backup.

i loged a call with Symantec and from Technical support i came to know that VSS writers are creating problem for me.

please find below from exchange 2007,

Writer name: 'Microsoft Exchange Writer'
   Writer Id: {76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}
   Writer Instance Id: {d5a0cf38-ec82-4c09-b6d2-c5e2f270303f}
   State: [5] Waiting for completion
   Last error: No error

i would apprecaite if any one can provide help on this.
Question by:itubaf
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    Author Comment

    i will not be avaible for 2 days, so please dont mind for late reply in advance.
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    Assisted Solution

    a reboot will usually clear the writer status, however if not (or you don't want to reboot), you can manually reregister all of your writers with the following commands (create a file called FIXVSS.bat and paste this into it, then run as admin)

    net stop "System Event Notification Service"
    net stop "Background Intelligent Transfer Service"
    net stop "COM+ Event System"
    net stop "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider"
    net stop "Volume Shadow Copy"
    cd /d %windir%\system32
    net stop vss
    net stop swprv
    regsvr32 /s ATL.DLL
    regsvr32 /s comsvcs.DLL
    regsvr32 /s credui.DLL
    regsvr32 /s CRYPTNET.DLL
    regsvr32 /s CRYPTUI.DLL
    regsvr32 /s dhcpqec.DLL
    regsvr32 /s dssenh.DLL
    regsvr32 /s eapqec.DLL
    regsvr32 /s esscli.DLL
    regsvr32 /s FastProx.DLL
    regsvr32 /s FirewallAPI.DLL
    regsvr32 /s kmsvc.DLL
    regsvr32 /s lsmproxy.DLL
    regsvr32 /s MSCTF.DLL
    regsvr32 /s msi.DLL
    regsvr32 /s msxml3.DLL
    regsvr32 /s ncprov.DLL
    regsvr32 /s ole32.DLL
    regsvr32 /s OLEACC.DLL
    regsvr32 /s OLEAUT32.DLL
    regsvr32 /s PROPSYS.DLL
    regsvr32 /s QAgent.DLL
    regsvr32 /s qagentrt.DLL
    regsvr32 /s QUtil.DLL
    regsvr32 /s raschap.DLL
    regsvr32 /s RASQEC.DLL
    regsvr32 /s rastls.DLL
    regsvr32 /s repdrvfs.DLL
    regsvr32 /s RPCRT4.DLL
    regsvr32 /s rsaenh.DLL
    regsvr32 /s SHELL32.DLL
    regsvr32 /s shsvcs.DLL
    regsvr32 /s /i swprv.DLL
    regsvr32 /s tschannel.DLL
    regsvr32 /s USERENV.DLL
    regsvr32 /s vss_ps.DLL
    regsvr32 /s wbemcons.DLL
    regsvr32 /s wbemcore.DLL
    regsvr32 /s wbemess.DLL
    regsvr32 /s wbemsvc.DLL
    regsvr32 /s WINHTTP.DLL
    regsvr32 /s WINTRUST.DLL
    regsvr32 /s wmiprvsd.DLL
    regsvr32 /s wmisvc.DLL
    regsvr32 /s wmiutils.DLL
    regsvr32 /s wuaueng.DLL
    sfc /SCANFILE=%windir%\system32\catsrv.DLL
    sfc /SCANFILE=%windir%\system32\catsrvut.DLL
    sfc /SCANFILE=%windir%\system32\CLBCatQ.DLL
    net start "COM+ Event System"
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    Accepted Solution

    no sucess, still same result
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    Author Comment

    uninstalll Backup Exec, reboot servers. register VSS, reboot server. and finally install Backup exec again, working fine
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    Author Closing Comment

    uninstalll Backup Exec, reboot servers. register VSS, reboot server. and finally install Backup exec again, working fine

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