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Getting errors:  Multiple VSS writers are in failed status

Posted on 2011-09-22
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Two of our Server 2003 machines keep getting errors that Multiple VSS writers are in failed status.

Info also shows MSDEWriter  Failed or Waiting for completion
       =>   IIS Metabase Writer  Failed or Waiting for completion
       =>   System Writer  Failed or Waiting for completion

They normally resovle themselves within the hour then alert again in a day or so.  Any thoughts?
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Depending on your SP level, you may need this update: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833167

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Ran vssadmin list writers and check which writer are failing.
check the permission in registry of vss and volsnap and add networkservice and give full permission
Install the latest SP and below patch and reboot the server this should fix the issue
ttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/940349
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979457 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976461 

If still the issue persists re register the vss binary and reboot the server.Refer below link
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940032
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Sorry for the delay in updating, we will be testing these solutions offered and update asap

Thanks!
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