Windows 7 Shadow Copies

Hey guys,

How do i define a schedule for windows 7 shadow copies? I turned on the VSS service already.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I'm fairly certain you can't.  VSS in Windows 7 is not meant to be as flexible and schedulable as it is on a server.  I recall looking into this and the answer was "you can't do that".  Feel free to see if someone can challenge my response with a way to do it, but if no one does, I think you will need to accept that it's not possible.

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Cobra25Author Commented:
so do you turn it on manually lee?
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Are you interested in doing a scheduled backup?  If so, you can install the "WindowsNT Backup Restore Utility" or a 3rd party like Then add a scheduled task to run them
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I remember researching this (or maybe it was something VERY similar as a client wanted to increase the frequency of copies... and I couldn't find anything that described how to do it on Windows 7.  However, since I've gotten home and researched further on your behalf, it APPEARS it may be possible.  I would suggest reviewing this article on how to setup and use (the setup part is towards the bottom and includes a scheduled task to a VBS script provided at the end of the article).
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