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Server 2003 vssadmin list writers is blank

So i am trying to convert a 2003 server with vmware converter.
When i run it i get "FAILED: Unable to create a VSS snapshot of the source volume(s). Error code:

I have done a bit of looking around and have tried running the command "vssadmin list writers" When i run this is comes up blank?  

I haev tried re-registering all the DLLs and i have seen a lot of people talking about that and had no luck.  
Does anyone have any ideas on how to resolve this?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have a look at these troubleshooting tips

For the conversion steps, read fellow Expert Bestway's article.


Best Practice Video Guide here

tsukrawAuthor Commented:
Ended up copying Registry settings from another server to this server for the VSS providers list.  This resolved the issues.
tsukrawAuthor Commented:
This is the solution i finally had for my problem.

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